Out now! The May issue of DIY - featuring slowthai, Whenyoung, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - is out now!

​The May issue of DIY - featuring slowthai, Whenyoung, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - is out now​

It also features Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club, Amyl & the Sniffers and lots, LOTS more.

Happy Friday, dear readers! Our new issue, featuring the incredible slowthai, is officially out now!

For our May issue, we’ve welcomed Northampton rapper slowthai to the cover for the first time ahead of the release of his hugely-anticipated debut ‘Nothing Great About Britain’.

A prescient voice for our times, he talks to us about the problems currently facing young people, the double standards of Brexit and how he wants to use his burgeoning fame for good.

Elsewhere, we catch up with Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes as they prepare to take new LP ‘End of Suffering’ all the way to Reading & Leeds’ evening Main Stage, and catch up with electro stalwarts Hot Chip as they explain the positive and collaborative message behind their latest, A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Two very different but equally excellent alumni of our Class of 2019 - Aussie mad ‘uns Amyl & the Sniffers and Irish dreamers Whenyoung - both release their debut albums this month: we join the former tearing around Hamburg, and the latter for a more civilised tour around their London haunts to get the lowdown.

Still want more? How about an in depth catch up with Two Door Cinema Club ahead of the release of their next album? A big emotional farewell to Superfood as they play their final gig? A big ol’ review of Vampire Weekend’s comeback album ‘Father of The Bride’? And chats with some soon-to-be-favourites including Canada’s Pottery, Bristol’s Heavy Lungs (featuring Danny Nedelko himself!) and Amsterdam’s EUT for this month’s Neu? Yep, it’s all in there!

The new mag is out now - order your copy (or subscribe!) or read online below, or pick it up from one of our stockists.

As featured in the May 2019 issue of DIY, out now at stockists across the UK. Alternatively, read below, get a copy sent to your door, or subscribe for a full year.

Britain’s Got Talent: slowthai

Britain’s Got Talent: slowthai

At the start of the year, slowthai was a buzzy new hopeful. As 2019 comes to a close, following the release of incendiary debut ‘Nothing Great About Britain’, he’s grown into a bona fide star.

Readers’ Poll 2019

Readers’ Poll 2019

Have your say! Let us in on what made your musical 2k19 tick in our annual readers’ poll.