In the magazine December 2018/January 2019

With Sports Team, Amyl and the Sniffers, Whenyoung & more

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It’s that time of the year again, dear readers! Just before we wind down and start tucking into more Yorkshire Puddings and mulled wine than you can shake a tipsy stick at, it’s time to take a look forward to 2019.

Every December, we introduce the acts that we truly believe are set for massive things the following year. With alumni including Wolf AliceGeorge EzraRoyal Blood and more, we’d say we’re pretty good at this sort of thing, and so without further ado, get ready to meet the Class Of 2019!

The Class Of 2019 issue of DIY is out this Friday (7th December), and is fronted by three of the most exciting bands around - Sports TeamAmyl and the Sniffers and Whenyoung!

“It feels like an identity thing, coming to see Sports Team, which I don’t think a lot of bands have,” the band’s Alex Rice tells us of the community the band are quickly fostering, as they become one of the most promising guitar bands in the country, bringing a bravado and gang mentality back to the genre that we haven’t seen for a good while.

Amyl and the Sniffers, meanwhile, are just mainly here to have fun. “I seek out the weirdos,” singer Amy Taylor tells us. “I think I put it out to the world that I wanna hang out with weirdos and I end up finding the craziest people ever. I’ll probably end up getting killed, but it’s kind of funny I guess. I’ll have to finish the record so I have a legacy…”

They’re joined on the cover by Whenyoung, who aim for catharsis with their sweetly-sung but lyrically dark indie-pop. “People often put the best face forward and cover up their emotions, but the whole thing of making music is about that cathartic process,” vocalist Aoife Power tells us. “It’s about the healing process and trying to reach out to people to connect. That’s what we wanna do with our lyrics because that’s what we seek in other peoples’, that connection. I was watching an interview with Bjork and she said she only writes songs when she’s happy, whereas if I’m happy then i’ll probably just go to the pub…”

Roping our entire Class Of (which will be announced across this week) into joining us in all manner of sport-related tomfoolery, the new issue will be out on 7th December - the same day we bring Sports Team, Anteros and Lady Bird to London’s House Of Vans to launch the whole thing (grab free tickets for that one here) - and is available to pre-order below.

December 2018/January 2019
November 2018

November 2018

With Shame, Nadine Shah, Dream Wife, Young Fathers, IDLES & more.

October 2018

October 2018

With Robyn, MØ, John Grant, Fucked Up, Basement, alt-J & more.

September 2018

September 2018

With Christine & The Queens, Pale Waves, Interpol, Dilly Dally & more.

August 2018

August 2018

With Slaves, IDLES, Anna Calvi, Metronomy and more.

July 2018

July 2018

With Black Honey, Death Cab For Cutie, MNEK and more.

June 2018

June 2018

With The 1975, Shame, Matt Maltese and more.

May 2018

May 2018

With Years & Years, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts and more.

April 2018

April 2018

With Chvrches, Years & Years, Goat Girl, IDLES and more.