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Albums of 2022: Alfie Templeman

The prolific teen sensation is readying his anticipated full-length debut: an album drawing from genres past to create something thoroughly new.

January 5, 2022 2:30pm

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

Class of 2022: Lauran Hibberd

Channelling Weezer-esque riffs and a large dose of self-aware humour, Lauran Hibberd is hopping on the party boat from hometown Isle of Wight into the big wide world.

December 22, 2021 10:44am

Class of 2022: CMAT

The ultimate culture vulture with a knack for creating the kind of witty, kitsch (and sometimes heartbreaking) pop songs that are impossible not to fall for, CMAT is warmly welcoming you to her world.

December 21, 2021 12:24pm

Class of 2022: Paris Texas

Keeping things mysterious and forging their own unique route through the hype machine, LA duo Paris Texas are slowly letting the world into their bountiful bag of tricks.

December 21, 2021 11:15am

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

DIY’s Best Tracks of 2021

From breakthrough singles through to stellar returns, here are the top 20 tracks we’ve had on repeat this year.

December 20, 2021 9:30am

Class of 2022: Lime Garden

With only a handful of songs out in the world, the Brighton girl gang are creating an infectiously excitable impression with every new move.

December 19, 2021 11:08am

DIY’s Best Albums of 2021

From incendiary debuts to welcome returns, here are the top 20 albums we had on repeat this year.

December 17, 2021 3:00pm

Class of 2022: Deb Never

Wide open and receptive to the possibilities of the world around her, LA’s Deb Never is proving herself a boundary-less creative talent to be reckoned with.

December 17, 2021 2:11pm

Måneskin: Sleighing It

In the course of six months, Måneskin went from hometown heroes to buzziest band in the world. We meet the Italian rockers to get the lowdown on their wildest year yet and what’s in store for 2022.

December 16, 2021 5:00pm

Class of 2022: Holly Humberstone

From introspective bedroom pop star to becoming one of the UK’s most tipped artists in the past year, Holly Humberstone’s career has been quite the ride so far; it’s only set to get wilder.

December 15, 2021 2:58pm

Class of 2022: Porij

Making socially-aware dance music through a fresh lens, this Manchester quartet are crafting tunes for the head and the feet.

December 15, 2021 1:51pm

Class of 2022: Sad Night Dynamite

With a second mixtape and a massive US tour kicking off the year, Sad Night Dynamite are ready to explode into the new year with a bang.

December 14, 2021 2:28pm