Contributor Eva Pentel

Sky Rising: Porridge Radio

Sky Rising: Porridge Radio

On third album ‘Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky’, Porridge Radio have stretched their ambitions and emotions to the extreme.

May 19, 2022 2:00pm

Go Your Own Way: Bob Vylan

Go Your Own Way: Bob Vylan

After years of having their cutting messages ignored by the wider industry, Bob Vylan are more than content to forge their own path. Now, with the release of their second album, it’s paying off…

April 25, 2022 2:46pm

Role Play: Role Model

Role Play: Role Model

On debut album ‘Rx’, rising pop megastar Role Model is turning traditional love songs on their head and playing around with preconceptions.

April 11, 2022 11:41am

Albums of 2022: Orlando Weeks

Albums of 2022: Orlando Weeks

‘A Quickening’ found the former Maccabee ruminating on the more pensive aspects of parenthood. ‘Hop Up’ follows to show the more joyful side of the coin with a record rooted in lightness and pleasure.

January 4, 2022 11:57am

DIY's Best Photos of 2021

DIY’s Best Photos of 2021

The story of the most stunning images in the magazine from across the year, told by the snappers themselves.

December 21, 2021 11:00am

Class of 2022: Priya Ragu

Class of 2022: Priya Ragu

The Swiss-Tamil musician is forging a rarely-represented path, and crafting a collection of genre-amorphous hits in the process.

December 12, 2021 2:46pm

Darkest Before The Dawn: Biffy Clyro

Darkest Before The Dawn: Biffy Clyro

Riled up and ready to go, Biffy Clyro have spent the year since ‘A Celebration of Endings’ banding together more than ever. Enter, Album Nine…

July 20, 2021 1:07pm

Don't Fight It, Feel It: Easy Life

Don’t Fight It, Feel It: Easy Life

From selling jacket potatoes to fronting the UK’s biggest cult band, Easy Life’s Murray Matravers has taken an unusual route to the top. Debut ‘life’s a beach’ proves it was worth the wait.

May 7, 2021 4:00pm

Class of 2021: Jelani Blackman

Class of 2021: Jelani Blackman

Leaning into his strengths, and putting succinct stories to the fore, the West London rapper is refusing to give in to labels.

December 16, 2020 12:57pm

Class of 2021: Phoebe Green

Class of 2021: Phoebe Green

Successfully transitioning from self-conscious teen to a twenty-something with her shit somewhat more together, flame-haired Mancunian Phoebe Green is documenting the journey with panache.

December 14, 2020 11:12am

Girl On Fire: Beabadoobee

Girl On Fire: Beabadoobee

Skyrocketing to fame over a rollercoaster last few years, Beabadoobee is now gearing up to release her highly anticipated debut album ‘Fake It Flowers’, and she’s not holding anything back.

October 9, 2020 1:00pm

The Man Who Fell To Earth: Declan McKenna

The Man Who Fell To Earth: Declan McKenna

Pulling influence from his ‘70s heroes, space, the internet and beyond, Declan McKenna’s second album ‘Zeros’ finds him all grown up and ready do whatever the fuck he wants.

August 25, 2020 1:11pm

Biffy Clyro: Holding Out For A Change

Biffy Clyro: Holding Out For A Change

Born in reaction to conflicts both political and personal, ‘A Celebration of Endings’ may sound like it’s defined by the present day’s gloom; in fact, it’s more a guiding light towards the future.

April 3, 2020 4:00pm

Dream A Little Dream: Ryan Beatty

Dream A Little Dream: Ryan Beatty

From uploading songs to YouTube to being hailed as one of pop’s most promising new prodigies, Ryan Beatty is forging his own unique path and he’s not looking back.

March 11, 2020 1:05pm

Live. Laugh. Lauv.

Live. Laugh. Lauv.

With debut album ‘~how i’m feeling~’ the man behind all your favourite radio bangers is finally stepping out into the spotlight. But is pop’s worst kept secret ready to become its newest frontrunner?

March 6, 2020 10:05am