Having already proven himself as a remarkable force within rap - earning the BBC Sound of 2021 title, as well as being nominated for the BRITs Rising Star award among other plaudits - there’s no denying that Pa Salieu has become one of the UK’s most exciting young stars. And so, following the recent release of his ‘Afrikan Rebel’ EP, it felt like the perfect time to speak to the Coventry-via-Gambia artist, and discover exactly how he found himself using music to reconnect with his motherland.
Elsewhere this month, we delve into psychedelic club culture with Parquet Courts, as they continue to surprise with their new album ‘Sympathy For Life’, and head up to Biffy Clyro’s farm studio to talk their unexpected new album ‘The Myth of the Happily Ever After’. We also dive into the wonderfully technicolour world of Remi Wolf, rendezvous with TikTok’s favourite troubadour Matt Maltese (and ruin his suit in the process), and meet the incredible Joy Crookes to talk her debut.
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As featured in the October 2021 issue of DIY, out now.