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DIY Weekly, 5th May 2014 - Feat. Conor Oberst, Peace, Gruff Rhys & More

Conor Oberst fronts the new DIY Weekly, free and available on Android, Apple and online.

On the cover of DIY’s free Weekly edition - available digitally online, on Android and Apple - is Conor Oberst, a musician claiming not to be “confessing to anything.”

In our cover feature, we get inside the mind of one of today’s most celebrated songwriters, finding out why ‘solo’ doesn’t necessarily equal ‘more honest’.

Elsewhere in DIY Weekly, we bring immediate reaction from Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City. Who ruled the city-wide fests? Which acts stirred and which bands prompted ridiculous queues? We’ve got the verdict.

We also speak to the newly crowned king of multi-media, Gruff Rhys. He’s going ambitious for new record ‘American Interior’, which started out as a conceptual piece but has since taken on a life of its own.

This weekend sees Brighton’s annual Great Escape Festival take place. We catch up with DIY Stage headliners Girl Band while offering tips on the essential bands to check out.

Childhood tell DIY how they’re employing new techniques for their long-awaited debut album, due out this summer and George Ezra gives an insight into his debut album. Plus there’s the fallout from Peace’s two impromptu London shows, free entry and the epitome of carnage.

We also bring together the best new tracks, delivering verdicts on new albums from Tune-Yards and The Horrors too.

In Neu, the best new music from Ben Khan and Farewell J.R. is given a spotlight.

All that plus lots more in the new DIY Weekly, available now for a Bank Holiday read.

DIY Weekly is available on iPad, iPhone, Android devices and via diymag.com. Grab the issue on iTunes to download the iPad version, download for Android via Google Play, or simply read the whole thing online, right now.

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