Featuring CMAT, Jamie T and Willie J Healey, Mae Muller, The Hives and more.
Whether it’s Dolly Parton, RuPaul or fried chicken legend Colonel Sanders, CMAT has spent the better part of the past three years building her camp musical world magpie-style; just one of the reasons we here at DIY are such big fans. So, as the singer gears up to release her fabulous second album ‘Crazymad, For Me’, we’re thrilled to invite her to our cover for the first time to dive into its ambitious confines.
We also delve into the genre-bending world of Paris Texas, learn a little more about the demise of The Hives’ mysterious founder (and their resultant new album ‘The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons), and invite Jamie T and Willie J Healey for a cuppa to chat the latter’s new album ‘Bunny’.
Elsewhere, this year’s UK Eurovision entrant Mae Muller opens the door into the next phase of her quest for pop domination; The Xcerts fill us in on how they’ve been ‘Learning How To Live and Let Go’; Royal Blood talk Album Four and THAT controversy - plus we’ve got all the goss on an impending second album from Leeds heroes Yard Act.
Over in our Neu section, we’re getting you acquainted - as always - with the buzziest new artists on the block, including chats with Dumb Buoys Fishing Club, cumgirl8, Mae Stephens and Shelf Lives. While we’re also bringing you a bumper months of festival reviews, with reports from the frontline at Mad Cool, Rock Werchter, Pohoda and Open’er.
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