Contributor Patrick Clarke
Heavy Is The Heart: Young Fathers
Young Fathers stand as one of the most creative, boundaryless bands of their generation. Now, with fourth LP ‘Heavy Heavy’, they’re channelling it into a record that puts human connection at the fore.
November 7, 2022 5:00pm
Normal People: Gilla Band
Dublin’s Gilla Band (fka Girl Band) have never been ones to pander. On ‘Most Normal’, they’re embracing that ethos fully with an art-for-art’s-sake record that stretches from the silly to the sublime.
October 12, 2022 3:16pm
LIFE: There’s No Place Like Home
Celebrating their surroundings and casting their sonic net wider than ever, Hull quartet LIFE are gearing up to take their ‘North East Coastal Town’ out into the wider world.
August 17, 2022 4:58pm
Path To Peace: Sharon Van Etten
Born of living through trauma and coming out the other side, ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ finds Sharon Van Etten attempting to write her own coping mechanisms.
May 18, 2022 3:35pm
All The Small Things: Metronomy
New LP ‘Small World’ might mark Metronomy’s most pared-back work to date, but as Joe Mount enters his self-proclaimed ‘phase two’, he’s feeling more content than ever.
February 23, 2022 10:00am
Everyday Madness: Dry Cleaning
Finding beauty in the banal, and documenting life through a curious eye, Dry Cleaning’s debut finds the London band cementing their singular perspective - and upping the sonic ante along the way.
April 13, 2021 4:01pm
Phoenix from the Flames: slowthai
This time last year, slowthai’s name was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Now, on second LP ‘TYRON’, we find an artist facing his demons but coming out fighting.
February 12, 2021 12:14pm
Poetic License: John Cooper Clarke meets Fontaines DC’s Grian Chatten
One’s a stalwart of the scene, the punk poet of the people - the bard of Salford. One’s the eloquent singer of Ireland’s most literary-minded young chart-botherers. We’ll leave them to it…
November 13, 2020 1:33pm
A brief look into… Anna Meredith’s ‘FIBS’
Ahead of the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize, we’ve taken a brief look at the twelve shortlisted albums.
September 21, 2020 10:00am
Mind Games: Everything Everything
Since 2010 debut ‘Man Alive’, Everything Everything have become masters of the intricate and the odd. And fifth album ‘Re-Animator’ is their most uninhibited record yet.
September 11, 2020 3:17pm
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
Every Good: Porridge Radio
From Brighton’s DIY underground scene, Dana Margolin and pals are finally peeking their heads above the parapet and aiming for something bigger.
March 13, 2020 10:48am
Sound & Vision: La Roux
2014’s ‘Trouble In Paradise’ may have proved an all-too-relevant title, but with new LP ‘Supervision’, La Roux’s Elly Jackson is striding out on her own and swearily taking back control.
February 7, 2020 1:18pm
Youth & Young Manhood: Mura Masa
On second album ‘R.Y.C’ (Raw Youth Collage), Alex Crossan - aka Mura Masa - is stepping out from behind the laptop, finding his voice and broadening his horizons.
February 5, 2020 2:26pm
DIY’s Albums of the Year 2019
Team DIY pick out their favourite records from the year.
December 20, 2019 10:00am
His Dark Materials: Pixies
Across a long and rich career, Pixies have built a canon of strange and singular work. On ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ they’re finally inviting people into their world, but don’t think it’s going to come easy.
September 13, 2019 1:45pm
Gimme Some Truth: The Murder Capital
On debut ‘When I Have Fears’, Dubliners The Murder Capital set out to explore their inner workings in the most commited way possible. This is what they found.
August 16, 2019 10:43am
Bare Necessities: Ezra Furman
Stripping things back to their rawest, most unfiltered form, ‘Twelve Nudes’ finds Ezra Furman tackling the world and himself head on, and coming out fighting.
August 5, 2019 3:18pm
Tracks: Sports Team, LIFE, Black Honey, Marika Hackman and more
All the biggest and best tracks of the week, rounded up and reviewed.
June 15, 2019 11:30am
‘Mon the Sniff: Amyl and the Sniffers
Aussie punks Amyl and the Sniffers leave a trail of sweaty carnage wherever they go. We meet the band in Hamburg and try to keep up…
May 23, 2019 12:26pm