This month’s cover feature gets ‘Froot’-y and checks in with one of pop’s bravest, most inventive voices.
Also in the new issue of DIY, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard gets seriously honest about the departure of Chris Walla, and how a period of change helped the band record one of their best albums yet with ‘Kintsugi’.
Drenge - a band on the brink of going skywards - try and claim that they’re upwards trajectory is a bit of a laugh, really, Young Fathers go on the record about why there’s more to them than a Mercury Prize victory, and The Cribs declare that they’re not compromising anything with their major label debut ‘For All My Sisters’.
Elsewhere, East India Youth agrees that music is the real winner, Waxahatchee takes DIY to church and gives an insight into her new record, and Speedy Ortiz raise the stakes with one of the year’s best albums.
In Neu, we give introductions to Texas newcomer Leon Bridges, dance-pop duo Formation and new rock favourites Black Peaks.
Reviews delivers verdicts on big records from Alabama Shakes, Sufjan Stevens, Villagers, Drenge and - of course - Marina and the Diamonds.
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