DIY’s November 2014 issue – out Friday 31st October – is a ‘How to Break America’ special, featuring cover star Bastille.
Dan Smith and co. front an issue that documents their hectic, unpredictable and unbelievable rise to the top Stateside. Playing to thousands night-in, night-out, conquering Saturday Night Live, visiting a NASA space station – every mad checkpoint’s been reached in a heady 2014 that’s gone way beyond the bonkers buzz of ‘Pompeii’.
This month’s cover feature is a how-to guide on conquering the States (first tip: Write a song as monstrously huge as ‘Pompeii’ – good luck).
Elsewhere in the new issue of DIY, Hookworms find themselves the subjects of sudden, unexpected cult acclaim. With new album ‘The Hum’, they’re working with an audience for the first time.
Superfood are without a doubt the UK’s oddest bunch of Brummies in yonks. In response to their debut album ‘Don’t Say That’, DIY discovers a band only just finding their feet, referring to strange but faultless methods.
Deptford Goth speaks to DIY about life after ‘Life After Defo’, Fryars gets past years of legal wrangling to finally release his debut album, and DIY goes on the road withGlass Animals as their surreal 2014 takes another fantastic turn, unexpected Noel Fielding meetings included.
Kiesza’s gone from viral sensation to a head-turning songwriter with a special debut album up her sleeve. There’s also The Xcerts, finally finding their feet with a record that speaks volumes. Deerhoof prefer to stay in their own strange circles, and that’s no different this time round as they talk ‘La Isla Bonita’.
Ahead of the DIY all-dayer, in Neu there’s interviews with Madrid band Deers, LA sweetheart Tobias Jesso Jr. and XL-approved French-Cuban twins Ibeyi.
Reviews delivers verdicts on new albums from Foo Fighters, Superfood and loads more.
DIY’s November issue is free from all the usual stockists from Friday 31st October.