The February 2017 issue of DIY is OUT NOW.
Inside we speak to BFFs and this month’s cover stars Run The Jewels about their massive new record ‘RTJ3’. Killer Mike and El-P break down yet more boundaries with their third record, and alongside that trademark quick-smart humour, and overblown braggadocio, rap’s most vital duo serve up a giant dollop of honesty and hopefulness in a world that can, at times, look fairly hopeless.
Elsewhere, Sundara Karma talk the stories behind debut album ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’, VANT spill about the state of the world and how that informs ‘Dumb Blood’, and MUNA reveal all on what goes into their super shiny, and politically-charged pop. Cloud Nothings’ Dylan discusses how he’s switched it all up for ‘Life Without Sound’, plus You Me At Six describe their route from arena headliners to ‘Night People’.
We look ahead to the year’s hottest records - with news from George Ezra, Royal Blood, Superfood and more, while NEU profiles buzzy types including Sälen, Maggie Rogers and Girl Ray. Plus, there’s all the goings on from both the Class of 2017 launch back in December, and the first Hello 2017 gigs at the Old Blue Last this January. Don’t say we don’t spoil you!
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