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DIY’s Class of 2016 issue is out now!

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The new, December 2015 / January 2016 issue of DIY - fronted by Rat Boy - is out right now, available to read online and pick up via our stockists (for free!).

We’ve put together a bright, mostly bonkers bunch of acts for the Class of 2016 - our essential guide to the year ahead.

The Class of 2016 is led by Rat Boy, a peerless Essex troubadour who does everything on his terms. From graffiti’ed artwork to game-changing singles, he’s thrown himself into the spotlight. We get to know Jordan Cardy as he readies himself for 2016 domination. Read the cover feature online and in full here.

Fourteen acts make up this year’s Class Of. There’s the party-starting fever of Formation, superstar-in-waiting Alessia Cara, future pop experimentalist The Japanese House. Yak are one of the best live bands in the country, and they’re backed by Neu Tour buddies Inheaven, The Big Moon and VANT.

Partybaby have just two tracks to their name, but the Californians have an incredible story, its starting point being unsuccessful writing sessions for Christina Aguilera. Creeper are also bringing the noise, while Brighton’s Black Honey and The Magic Gang are bringing a devilish game to the table.

We get colourful with Oscar, and Nao steps out of the fog as one of 2016’s surefire stars.

It’s not all about the new music. We’re also looking back on 2015, leading with the results of the DIY Readers Poll 2015.

Turns out you lot really like Wolf Alice. We’ve looked at the defining moments of their incredible year, as well as checking in with Foals and Years & Years on how 2015 went for them.

And looking ahead to 2016, we get first word on new albums from Biffy Clyro, Eagulls, Santigold & loads more.

DIY’s December 2015 / January 2016 issue is free and out now. Pick up a physical copy from our beloved stockists and Dr. Martens stores, or read online for free via Issuu.
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