Contributor Anastasia Connor
Ultimate Painting - Dusk
Fragments of thoughts and shadows of daily pursuits make up Jack Cooper and James Hoare’s new LP.
September 30, 2016 11:04am
Alexis Taylor: “I was trying to get to the essence of something”
Best known for writing disco bangers with Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor’s solo record ‘Piano’ sees him taking an altogether different path.
June 7, 2016 5:21pm
Olga Bell - Tempo
On a varied new LP, experimental musician Olga Bell is developing her own formula of clever, thrilling pop.
May 27, 2016 9:00am
Teleman: “I still sometimes feel a bit lost in the world”
‘Brilliant Sanity’ is a cocktail of ambition - and the London band have even invented a beverage to match it.
April 11, 2016 11:00am
Mogwai - Atomic
The biggest achievement of ‘Atomic’ is that it can stand on its own musical merit.
April 1, 2016 10:00am
Jeremy Gara - Limn
It’s a convincing artistic undertaking providing an interesting insight into Gara’s creative threads.
March 11, 2016 10:00am
Lucius - Good Grief
‘Good Grief’ marks an important next step in the realisation of their sassy pop character.
March 11, 2016 10:00am
Field Music - commontime
In the end, this is an album with a whimsical construct that fails to live up to its musical promise.
February 5, 2016 9:59am
Eleanor Friedberger - New View
‘New View’ is the most self-assured realisation of Friedberger’s delicately eloquent musical talent.
January 22, 2016 10:00am
SOAK: “I don’t know what I expected to happen”
Debut albums and Mercury nods would change most people for good. Not Bridie. A year on, she’s still hiding in bins.
December 16, 2015 10:01am
Formation, Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Moshpits. Shouting. Euphoric smiles. It’s all happening.
November 30, 2015 12:46pm
Oscar, Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Beautiful sad songs.
November 23, 2015 10:38am
Speedy Ortiz, Sound Control, Manchester
Wiry coiled tunes, skilfully executed in gnarly outbursts of sonic fury.
October 19, 2015 11:27am
Supermarket sweep - Shopping: “It’s all quite tongue-in-cheek.”
This do-it-yourself trio would rather have a dance-off than a cutting political debate, but they mix the best of both worlds.
October 2, 2015 1:30pm
Baio: “I was going for mournful bangers”
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio doesn’t mind if his solo work is viewed as a side project. “I understand. I get it,” he tells DIY.
September 18, 2015 12:44pm
Kendal Calling 2015
Even the cold Cumbrian rain fails to dampen the happy Kendal spirit.
August 3, 2015 11:40am
Little Boots: “Once you hang around this industry, you realise that everybody is bullshitting”
Taking the do-it-yourself route, Victoria Hesketh’s next step is all about making shit happen.
July 10, 2015 12:16pm
Fuzz, ‘70s obsessions and the American dream - Theo Verney
For the past couple of years, this Brighton scuzz-fiend has been getting fuzzier by the day. New EP ‘Brain Disease’ sees him taking a serious first step.
June 9, 2015 9:07am
Recording on “the third moon of Jupiter”, belief and outward-thinking: My Morning Jacket
Jim James speaks to Anastasia Connor about the infinite trip of new album ‘The Waterfall’.
May 12, 2015 1:26pm
Nadine Shah: “When I feel terrible, music has a cathartic effect on me”
As new album ‘Fast Food’ approaches, this songwriter goes from strength to strength - but she still finds her job “very, very strange”.
April 7, 2015 11:55am