Over the course of the past eight years, Courtney Barnett has delighted listeners across the world with her wry and witty observations on life at large, but it’s with her newest album that she’s discovering joy in its smaller and more peaceful corners. And now, we’re thrilled to welcome her to the cover of DIY! For her first appearance as one of our cover stars, we reconvened with the Aussie singer-songwriter in California’s Joshua Tree to discover exactly what led to her new record - and, perhaps, mantra - ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’.
Elsewhere this month, we headed Stateside to hang out with IDLES at their Terminal 5 show in New York, as they get ready to release new album ‘CRAWLER’, we delve into the story behind Snail Mail’s incredible new record ‘Valentine’, and get an idea of what to expect from the new album - and era - of Years & Years.
We also contemplate the meaning of life and the universe with Amber Mark, discover what delights are in store from FUR’s debut album, and have a catch up with Jelani Blackman. Plus, we gather a host of our fave acts - Shame! Lynks! Connie Constance! Baby Queen! - all in one room to dissect 2021’s best and worst moments. What better way to draw the year to a close!
Desperate to dive in? Our new November 2021 issue is available to read online right now! And, you can order your very own physical copy of the mag and it’ll come whizzing through your letterbox in the next few days.
As featured in the November 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.
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