Happy Friday - and happy 1st November - dear readers! Our new issue which casts an eye back on the past twelve months of music and comes fronted by the incredible The 1975, is out now!
Ahhh, 2019! What a year it’s been for music! From the dizzying heights of Kylie at Glasto, to the small matter of Billie Eilish’s world domination, there’s been a hell of a lot go down over the past twelve months.
And, we hear you ask, what band could front such an issue? Well, it could only ever have been The 1975. In our cover feature, we travel to Australia to meet them in the thick of their massive world tour, where we reflect on the madness that has been their last twelve months, before returning that bit closer to home to meet Matty in the band’s Oxfordshire studio, where we dig into their fourth album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’.
Elsewhere this issue, we visit man-of-the-moment slowthai on the road as he plays his biggest shows yet and catch up with the formidable force that is Fontaines DC, who we find reflecting on their year during a well-earned break Stateside. Not only that, but we run through an A - Z of all of 2019’s hits (and some misses!), which includes a bit of gossip from Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr and Matt Berry about the newest edition of Desert Sessions. How’s about that then?!
It’s not all looking back though: we sit down with former Maccabee frontman Orlando Weeks, ahead of his brand new musical foray, and talk to Ben Gregory of Blaenavon about their bittersweet, second album. Plus, in Neu, we meet Master Peace, Sorcha Richardson and Italia 90. And if that’s not enough to keep you going til December, we don’t know what is!
As featured in the November 2019 issue of DIY, out now.