Neu The Neu Bulletin (Rose Gray, Courting, Bingo Fury and more!)

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

Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best new music. Each week, we pick out fave new tracks out of all the exciting, emerging artists we’ve been playing at full volume over the past seven days.

We’ve also got a handy Spotify playlist where you can find all the Neu tracks we’ve been loving, so you can listen to all our hot tips in one place!

Rose Gray – Last Song

Rose’s Gray’s new song ‘Last Song’ doesn’t hang about, does it? From the very first second, the latest track from the east London-based pop star is carried along by a rubbery synth line and thumping bass drum that states its intentions perfectly: this is a song that wants to be played in grubby nightclubs and to soundtrack moments of pure euphoria. (Will Richards)

Courting - Tennis

Liverpool gang Courting’s sense of playfulness is intact on latest single Tennis – in fact, it might even be at its peak. In a froth of drums and driving, looping guitar noise, the ebb and flow of the instrumentals parallel vocalist Sean Murphy-O’Neill’s tirade of imagery: paypigs, country houses, “you’re a night in the Holiday Inn, I’m an unusual toasting conveyor belt”. Weaving a story as whimsical as ever, and as mischievously seedy, Courting continue to establish their style: frantic, bubbly, and brash. It’s a good look on them. (Ims Taylor)

Bingo Fury - Birchall & Kings

On his debut ‘Big Rain’, Bristol’s Bingo Fury seemed to be a one-man bridge between the worlds of the current esoteric, jazz-influenced lot (Black Country, New Road et al) and more Jerkcurb-esque nocturnal musings. On the contrary, the 90-seconds-and-out ‘Birchall & Kings’ suggests that the musician could be treading an even more resolutely off-centre path than most of those South London peers, its random shopping list of thought served up over incessant, droning beeps and a scrappy climax of unhinged guitars. You wouldn’t want to place a bet on what madness he’ll turn up with next. (Lisa Wright)

Charlie Hickey – Dandelions

As the latest signing to Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory label, Charlie Hickey joins a line of emotionally open songwriters making music that flirts between indie-rock and pop. On new track ‘Dandelions’, taken from debut album ‘Nervous At Night’, he shows he’s perfectly qualified for the role. The track is endearingly lo-fi in its production, but under the surface and in his lyrics is ambition for something huge, both in terms of his music career and wanting to break out of mundane cycles in his life. (Will Richards)

Berry Galazaka - Woke Up, Chose Violence

Back with a new persona described as “a pop-punk performing, Babushka-wearing, art enthusiast”, Polish-American alternative newbie Berry Galazaka has dropped her newest track ‘Woke Up, Chose Violence’. A spiky new’un, Berry’s latest blends punk elements with hip-hop infused beats Rico Nasty-style, as Berry spits bars over the backing (“lyrically I’m here to fuck your wife and kill your husband”), forming the first taste of her new Salvador Dali inspired EP. And with a Great British Bake Off shout out, what’s not to like? (Elly Watson)

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