Contributor Jenn Five
Rise & Shine: Katy J Pearson
On second album ‘Sound of the Morning’, Katy J Pearson is shedding ill-fitting genre tags and simply aiming to make beautiful, strong songs. Mission emphatically accomplished.
July 18, 2022 4:00pm
Once In A Blue Moon: Moonchild Sanelly
South Africa’s Moonchild Sanelly is a walking, talking message of sexual liberation and female empowerment. With new album ‘Phases’, she’s trying to change the world, one female orgasm at a time.
June 10, 2022 12:00pm
Horsegirl: “We were these little freaks at our DIY shows”
Cantering to the top of SXSW’s buzz list, Chicago teen trio Horsegirl are harking back to the alt-’90s and offering up different ‘Versions of Modern Performance’.
June 6, 2022 11:17am
Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down: Sunflower Bean
On third album ‘Headful of Sugar’, Sunflower Bean are railing against the expectations of the capitalist world and digging further into their own dynamic than ever before.
May 10, 2022 3:00pm
In The Name Of Love: Walt Disco
Walt Disco’s message of inclusivity has spread from the underground venues of Glasgow to the dusty streets of Texas, and with debut ‘Unlearning’ they’re opening their arms to let the whole world in.
April 4, 2022 1:37pm
Geese, BLACKSTARKIDS, Nova Twins and the best of SXSW 2022
Get acquainted with the names setting this year’s edition of the Austin event ablaze.
March 22, 2022 5:31pm
Self Esteem, Yard Act and Walt Disco top the bill at DIY’s heavy-hitting SXSW showcase
With Priya Ragu, Baby Queen and Gustaf in tow, the Wednesday night bill went off with a bang.
March 17, 2022 10:24pm
Class of 2021: Tate McRae
Already breaking into the charts with her slick confessional bangers, Tate McRae may have been in the game since she was 13, but she’s only just getting started.
December 10, 2020 12:35pm
Streets Ahead: Mike Skinner
When Mike Skinner reunited The Streets, he could’ve cashed his cheque and quit. Instead, he’s got a mixtape, album and film on the way. We meet the certified legend who’s still pushing things forward.
May 8, 2020 1:00pm
The May 2020 issue of DIY - featuring The Streets, Sports Team, IDLES & more - is out now!
Our new issue also features Moses Sumney, PVRIS, Car Seat Headrest and loads more.
May 8, 2020 12:59pm
On Trend: Lynks Afrikka
Taking anxiety to the club and proving that most things are best served with a side of humour, Lynks Afrikka is putting on a party, and everyone’s invited.
April 15, 2020 4:51pm
Close-Knit Compadres: Pottery
Cooking hot dogs in the shower. Writing love letters to drum kits. Finding enlightenment in puddles. Welcome to Bobby’s Motel, and meet its fantastic, frenzied rock’n’roll residents, Pottery.
April 8, 2020 11:36am
Albums of 2020: Shame
Crash-landing into indie’s premier league with ‘Songs of Praise’, Shame have been on a round-the-world trip of gigs ever since. Knuckling down for its follow up, get ready to join the whirlwind again.
February 19, 2020 1:00pm
The Great 2019 Debate
Jack from Mystery Jets, Will Joseph Cook, Sports Team’s Alex Rice and Self Esteem dissect the goings on of the last 12 months.
December 30, 2019 10:00am
DIY’s Albums of the Year 2019
Team DIY pick out their favourite records from the year.
December 20, 2019 10:00am
Class of 2020: Working Men’s Club
Less than 12 months since their debut single, and two members down (but far from out), singer Syd Minsky-Sargeant is out to dismantle the industry, one banger at a time.
December 19, 2019 1:39pm
Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry
The girl band brainchild of Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry have been given all the tools and a massive platform to set them up for success. Now, they just have to come good on the potential.
December 18, 2019 9:35am
Class of 2020: Do Nothing
Straight outta Nottingham with a wiry line in danceable post-punk, Do Nothing are bringing humour, personality and big tunes to the table.
December 17, 2019 8:37pm
Class of 2020: Arlo Parks
Still in her teens, Londoner Arlo Parks is creating a lyrically-focused, sonically-complex body of work that’s wise beyond her years. Don’t trust us? Ask her increasing army of famous fans.
December 16, 2019 3:07pm
Class of 2020: Walt Disco
Theatrical and aesthetically-minded, Walt Disco aren’t just thinking about making brilliantly weird pop music - they’re concentrating on the whole expressive package.
December 12, 2019 6:31pm