Throughout the newest issue of DIY, we’re all about celebrating. Crack out the candles, stick on the party hats and get to ready to have a good time, because – as you’ve probably guessed by now - we’re 50 issues old! We’re not ones to hog the limelight though (promise) and as it turns out, we’re not the only ones set to have a birthday – Dr. Martens celebrate their 56th anniversary!
Over the past three years, DIY have been working with the boot and shoe makers to take some of your favourite bands and stick them in some of the country’s tiniest venues: all in the name of supporting music. So, what better way to help celebrate our birthdays than by taking a look back at the past few years of the Stand For Something Tour? From those dapper gents in Spector to the chaos-causing Palma Violets, from scuzzy post-punk agents Eagulls, to the arena-bothering Twin Atlantic, here are just a few highlights from our journey along the way.
That’s not all: in the name of celebrating our birthdays, Dr. Martens are offering up a very special prize. Not only will one special winner be offered a copy of their book Dr. Martens: A History Of Rebellious Self-Expression, but they’ll be invited to make their own pair of shoes in their UK factory.
For a chance to win, simply answer the question below.