The Neu Bulletin (O., Eaves Wilder, Human Interest and more!)

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!

Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best and freshest new music. Your one stop shop for buzzy new bands and red hot emerging stars, it features all the tracks we’ve been rinsing at full volume over the last week.

The Speedy Wunderground poster kids behind O. – drummer Tash Keary and baritone saxophonist Joseph Henwood – got a lot of people excite

Float Along Festival 2023

As festival season draws to a close for another year, Sheffield’s Float Along pokes its head through the curtain, ready to take to the stage for an encore. A multi-venue showcase taking place in Sheffield’s city centre, Float Along takes over The Leadmill, Sidney & Matilda and Corporation, bringing together three venues and a total of six stages in a showcase that displays some of the most hotly-tipped acts that the industry currently has to offer, and even throwing in a talk with BBC Radio 6 Mu

The Neu Bulletin (Gretel Hänlyn, Home Counties, bby and more!)

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!

Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best and freshest new music. Your one stop shop for buzzy new bands and red hot emerging stars, it features all the tracks we’ve been rinsing at full volume over the last week.

Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 earlier this week, Gretel Hänlyn’s ‘War With America’ was inspired by a trip to

Manchester Psych Fest 2023 Review

The first weekend of September can only mean one thing in Manchester, as the curtains of summer festival season begin to come to a close Manchester Psych Fest steps out onto the stage as a last hurrah. Uniting some of the city’s most iconic venues, hosting big names in the likes of the stained-glass beauty of The Albert Hall and the bouncing floors of the iconic Ritz, whilst smaller acts find themselves tightly packed in turn-offs on Oxford Road – with Deaf Institute and YES holding some of the

Meeting Life on Life's Terms: Margaret Glaspy Talks 'Echo The Diamond' - Stereoboard

“I have learnt that life is short, that I want to follow my instincts and create things that I actually want to create,” Margaret Glaspy says of the process that led to her third LP ‘Echo The Diamond’. The album is a work born from “meeting life on life’s terms, instead of looking for a happy ending in everything” and, following 2020’s more synth-focused ‘Devotion’, feels like a continuation of the indie-rock sound Glaspy honed on her breakout 2016 debut, ‘Emotions and Math’. “I wanted to worry

The Neu Bulletin (Folly Group, Benét, urika’s bedroom and more!)

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!

Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best and freshest new music. Your one stop shop for buzzy new bands and red hot emerging stars, it features all the tracks we’ve been rinsing at full volume over the last week.

Following their debut EP, ​‘Awake and Hungry’, and last year’s follow-up ​‘Human And Kind’, Folly Group​’s latest single ​‘Strange Neig

Girl Ray - Prestige (Album Review) - Stereoboard

Girl Ray appear to be in a constant state of transition, moving from their charming indie debut ‘Earl Grey’ through the pop-R&B tones of their second release ‘Girl’ and on to ‘Prestige’, a third album that drags us to the dancefloor, embracing all things disco with catchy synth work and floaty vocals. Partly inspired by the TV show Pose and the queer ballroom scene that thrived in New York during the 1980s, the LP allows Girl Ray to pay homage to their influences in a way that initially feels ne

Jacob Slater – Pinky, I Love You

With his band Wunderhorse, Jacob Slater has had quite the year. From supporting Irish post-punk poets Fontaines D.C. on tour across the United States and the United Kingdom to their own, entirely sold-out headline tour supporting their debut album ‘Cub’. But for frontman Jacob Slater, it doesn’t just stop there, with Wunderhorse now settled as a four-piece, Slater this week shares his first body of solo work, arriving as Pinky, I Love You.

Album opener, ‘One For The Pigeons’, is a track that Wu

The Neu Bulletin (Peter Xan, Unschooling, Sophie May and more!)

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!

Neu Bulletins are DIY’s guide to the best and freshest new music. Your one stop shop for buzzy new bands and red hot emerging stars, it features all the tracks we’ve been rinsing at full volume over the last week.

With surging guitars, crescendoing drums, and a vocal delivery that’s almost nonchalant, ‘Pressure’ is a mosaic of a track; the interpl

Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly

It’s been a huge four years for Fontaines D.C., from the success of Mercury Prize nominated debut, ‘Dogrel’, to then Grammy nominated sophomore release, ‘A Hero’s Death’, to ‘Skinty Fia’ – which allowed the band to go on to win the BRIT Award for ‘Best International Group’, at this year’s BRIT Awards, with the band showing no sign of stopping, as they are to head out on an extensive tour with Arctic Monkeys in just two months. And for frontman Grian Chatten, it hasn’t stopped there – with his de

Christine and the Queens - Parano�a, Angels, True Love (Album Review) - Stereoboard

Carrying on with the narration that began on his 2022 release ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles’, ‘Paranoïa, Angels, True Love’ allows Chris to reembody the titular Redcar character on an album that is is drenched in enough emotion and psychodrama to make its 97 minute, 20 track running order feel involving and worthwhile. Drawing inspiration from Tony Kushner’s acclaimed 1991 play Angels in America, as well as rock operas such as the Who’s ‘Tommy’, the album deals with grief at the loss of Chris’s

Gengahr – Red Sun Titans

It has been three years since Gengahr released their last album, . During this time, much has changed for everyone, including the band itself. It wouldn’t be a wild shot in the dark to assume that these years have forced us all to pause and reflect, and Gengahr found themselves put through the wringer too – making peace with what they’ve been through. Now, the band return with their fourth album, , released through their own record label, with a new team behind them, and a renewed lease of life.

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and the Boundaries of Pop Performance.

Have you noticed the buzz around Taylor Swift's 'The Eras' tour and Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' World Tour on social media lately? With Swift performing 44 songs spanning all her beloved eras and Beyoncé showcasing her 20-year discography in a 3-hour setlist, it's no wonder demand for tickets was so high. In fact, Swifties even took Ticketmaster to court over unfair ticket allocation. And Beyoncé's tour has already been hailed as her greatest ever, breaking attendance records at Belgium's King Beudo

Sir Chloe – I Am The Dog

Sir Chloe have come a long way since their creation by Dana Foote, who wrote the band’s first major hits, ‘Michelle’ and ‘Animal’, on the floor of her dorm room, with 2020’s ‘Michelle’ now accumulating over 190 million streams on Spotify. Following the success of their debut EP, the band went on to release two other singles last year, and now, Sir Chloe – rounded off with Teddy O’Mara, Palmer Foote, Austin Holmes and Emma Welch, release their debut record, .

A perfect introduction to Sir Chloe,

Lambrini Girls - You’re Welcome

A long-time staple of Brighton’s effervescent live scene, aiming (and succeeding) to build safe spaces at shows for those who feel like there isn’t room already, Lambrini Girls now offer debut EP ‘You’re Welcome’, a high energy barrage of noise that bursts with satire and fury. Vocalist Phoebe Lunny channels her anger when needed (the self-explanatorily-named ‘Terf Wars’), injects a hint of sarcasm when appropriate - “Hey mum, why don’t I have a boyfriend? Um… maybe it’s because I’m a lesbian,”

Tracks: Bethany Cosentino, Bring Me The Horizon, HalfNoise and more

To update your ears, eyes, devices and everywhere else relevant with the week’s new releases, see Essential New Tracks below. For what we’ve got to say on the pick of the week’s pops, read on.

The first taste of her forthcoming solo debut, ‘It’s Fine’ arguably sees Bethany Cosentino at her most rich and satisfying so far. A distinct sonic departure from her work with Best Coast, her first solo track is a lilting yet breezy pop offering that’s sprinkled with a dash of country warmth; it’s little

Tracks: Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Killer Mike and more

To keep your various senses updated with the best new music, follow our Essential New Tracks on Spotify or YouTube . For what we’ve got to say on our pick of the biggest and best of the week, read on…

One would be forgiven for thinking the week sandwiched between Coachellas with a considerable attention-grabbing virtual hangover would be a quiet one, but there’s no such thing when it comes to new music; according to Spotify themselves, over 60,000 new songs are added EACH DAY (!).

Their first

Tracks: Albert Hammond Jr, Clairo, Poppy and more

Maybe it’s the vague air of rebirth in the air (our Bible knowledge being a bit rusty that’s as far as any comparisons will go) but if you’re after something to soundtrack the rustling of Creme Egg wrappers over the long weekend, you could do worse than have a gander at this lot.

‘100-99’ is apparently the successful ticking off of a long-standing box for Albert Hammond Jr, the Strokes guitarist’s love for hip hop not having culminated in anything perceivable in his music before GoldLink’s gues

Black Country, New Road – Live At Bush Hall

‘Look at what we did together / BC,NR friends forever’ chime Black Country, New Road on the animated, cheerful chorus of , the opening track of their third album, . After their former frontman, Isaac Wood left the band early last year, the band decided to push forward – pressing ahead with festival commitments, ditching the idea of a frontperson entirely, rebranding and now working as a collective. The last year has seen the six-piece tour a collection of entirely new tracks, playing some of the
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