New music guide The Neu Bulletin (Miya Folick, Refs, Luxury Death & more)

DIY’s essential, weekly guide to the best new music.

Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best new music. They contain every single thing that’s been played at full volume in the office, whether that’s a small handful or a gazillion acts. Just depends how good the week’s been.

Alongside our weekly round-up of discoveries, there are also Neu Picks. These are the very best songs / bands to have caught our attention, and there’s a new one every weekday. Catch up with the most recent picks here.

Photo: Miya Folick.

Miya Folick - Pet Body

If we’re comparing Miya Folick’s latest song to pets (which we are, keep up), ‘Pet Body’ is like a leaping, tail-wagging puppy, jumping for joy at the mere sight of humans. “I’m just a chemical reaction!” yelps the LA musician, whose early recordings were a far cry from this fuzzy burst of puppy-like goodness.

Marquis Compressor - Emmylou Feverish

Like Toro Y Moi sipping on cool aid while leaning on a synthesiser, the latest shuffling, glitchy track from Marquis Compressor is London producer’s finest moment so far. There’s a summer strut to ‘Emmylou Feverish’, the sound of a games console self-destructing and spitting out gold coins.

Green Gerry - Mean Miracle

Not sure what’s going on in Green Gerry’s new video. Lots of shouting. Plenty of all-white suit action. The Los Angeles troubadour makes a pretty convincing preacher, but his unorthodox, skewed-system pop is an even bigger draw.

Luxury Death - Radiator Face

The new project from former Nai Harvest man Ben Thompson finds him linking up with his real-life bae for some dual-vocalled, skewed punk-pop. Yearning, high-gain screeches of guitar frame their back-and-forth, the whole thing harbouring the fresh-faced romanticism of a frolic in the park after eight cans of corner shop cider.

Refs - Turn Around

Introductions don’t usually come as hyperactive as Refs’ ‘Turn Around’. Like sipping fizzy drinks on a rollercoaster, there’s so much to stomach on this frazzled, fresh pop song. The Avalanches could spend decades refining a song like this - instead, Refs goes for the jugular without a moment’s hesitation.

Zuzu - Get Off

Like an electrocuted Alvvays, there’s a vicious edge to Zuzu’s jangly guitar-pop. “You drive me crazy” she spits, atop a six-string bounce that sounds like it’s been sharpened to razor-wire extremity.

Fan Girl - NoLita

Aussie troupe Fan Girl are an unhinged, scuzz-first force. ’NoLita’ takes a while to get going, but once revved up, it packs metal-style shreds, head-spinning guitars and a dark, sludgy pit of noise.

Tags: Luxury Death, Miya Folick, Listen, Features, Neu, Neu Bulletin

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