Featuring The Vaccines, Dream Wife, Rae Morris, Marmozets & more.
It’s a new year, and with the dawn of 2018 comes the return of one of British indie’s biggest hitters - The Vaccines are back! Naturally, then, we’re delighted to welcome them to the cover of DIY for the first time, getting the first look at new album ‘Combat Sports’.
The band are joined in the new, February issue of DIY by Dream Wife, who release their fantastic, spiky, important debut album as we hit the streets. We talk to them about creating safe spaces, accidentally making a band out of an art project, and a lot about witches. As you do.
Rae Morris is also in the mag, talking through her brilliant second album ‘Someone Out There’, the personal and professional revelations that led her there, and how she’s finally mastering the ‘Britney mic’ move. Elsewhere in the features section, we find Marmozets stronger than ever, returning with a second album that could well propel them to the upper eschelons of British rock music, while Hookworms have faced more than their fair share of hardship since last album ‘The Hum’, but it’s channelled into something forceful and vital on new album ‘Microshift’.
In Neu, we profile intense Leeds newcomers Drahla, new Matador signee Snail Mail and the untameable Bloxx, who head out on DIY’s Class Of 2018 tour this month.
Also including chats with Fall Out Boy and Django Django, a Hall of Fame retrospective on Frightened Rabbit’s breakout second album ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ and The Cribs take on our Anything But… series.
Quite the start to 2018, we think you’d agree! All this and more is in the February issue of DIY, which is available free via stockists across the UK, and readable online. If you’d rather have a copy posted to you in person, you can do so (or subscribe!) below.