In the magazine March 2019

With Foals, The Japanese House, Fontaines DC, Karen O & Danger Mouse, Little Simz & more.

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Happy Friday, dear readers! It’s now March (HOW IS IT MARCH ALREADY?!) and we’ve got a brand new issue of DIY for you, out now!

The new mag, available to read online, order via the DIY shop or pick up from our beloved stockists features the return of Foals to the cover ahead of the release of the first part of their new ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ series, albums which serve as their definitive statements, and will cement their position as one of this generation’s most special bands.

In the cover feature, we talk to the now-four-piece about the pressure of ever-growing environmental worries on their mindset during the recording of the records, the departure of bassist Walter Gervers, and how the world deserves bands such as Foals.

“Culturally, there needs to be great bands making great records, being ambitious and taking risks and being experimental,” Yannis Philippakis tells us. “Not just toeing the party line and not having it all just be about numbers and data and streaming and selling out venues. Actually making records that are exciting and that push boundaries and communicate something real and honest and imaginative to the outside world.”

Foals are joined in the March issue of DIY by The Japanese House, who’s finally releasing her long-awaited debut album (which - spoiler alert - is well, well worth the wait). We meet her in Berlin to talk weird dreams, mushrooms and more.

Also in the features section are Fontaines DCNilüfer Yanya and Self Esteem, acts also emerging with debut albums set to solidify their significant early promise, if transmitted in deliciously different ways. They’re joined in the mag by Little Simz, who truly lays herself bare for the first time on new album ‘GREY Area’.

In news, we dig into one of the collaborations of the year, between Yeah Yeah Yeahs legend Karen O and production behemoth Danger Mouse, learn more about the troubled path to Lucy Rose’s fourth album, report back from 2019’s BRIT Awards and track the progress of the long-awaited debut album from CrowsThe Kills’ 2008 classic ‘Midnight Boom’, meanwhile, gets our Hall of Fame treatment.

Elsewhere, we profile SquidSasami and Jockstrap in Neu, and report back from live sets from The StreetsChvrchesHayley Kiyoko and more. It’s massive, basically.

So then, the new issue of DIY is OUT NOW! Pick up a copy from any of our beloved stockists order a copy via our online shop, read online (or subscribe!) below, and get stuck in!

March 2019
February 2019

February 2019

With Sundara Karma, Yak, FIDLAR, Better Oblivion Community Center & more.

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.