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DIY Interviewed Superorganism to Raise Awareness of ETEP

DIY Interviewed Superorganism to Raise Awareness of ETEP

Superorganism – following their performance at Eurosonic 2018 – are the most booked band of the ETEP programme, and they gave up some of their time for DIY at The Great Escape.

DIY interviewed Superorganism as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the Eurosonic-related European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP); each year artists at Eurosonic can get themselves in front of bookers from the ETEP festival network.

 

DIY Partner with Visit Austin for Multimedia Campaign and Free Live Show

DIY Partner with Visit Austin for Multimedia Campaign and Free Live Show

We are excited to be teaming up with Visit Austin to demonstrate all the exciting music talent coming out of Austin by flying one of their finest new artists across the pond for a very special set.

One of Austin’s best new home-grown artists Jackie Venson is bringing her eclectic brand of soulfully-inflected guitar music to Two Tribes Brewery, in Tileyard Studios on Thursday 23rd August (tickets for the show are free).

Win the Holiday of a Lifetime to the Live Music Capital of the World®

The Jackie Venson show is part of our wider campaign to promote Visit Austin that also includes a competition giving two people the chance to win the holiday of a lifetime to the Live Music Capital of the World® in association with Norwegian; to be in with a chance of winning click here

Dirty Hit & Polydor team up with DIY for creative partnership to launch new era for The 1975

Dirty Hit & Polydor team up with DIY for creative partnership to launch new era for The 1975

The 1975 are one of the biggest bands in the world and they’ve launched one of the most anticipated album campaigns of the year with DIY; the band have announced their new era with news that ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships’ – their third album – will be out this October.

Dirty Hit & Polydor teamed up with DIY for a creative partnership to announce their new music in issue 75, published on 1st June. Working very closely with their label – and following a teaser campaign across our digital and social channels – the June issue of DIY have hit the streets with our very first die-cut gatefold front cover, an exclusive 10 page feature and ‘hijack’ pages in the magazine.

 

DIY & Jägermeister sign up Brighton trio for first ever Curtain Call

DIY & Jägermeister sign up Brighton trio for first ever Curtain Call

Committed to joining bands on their journey to the top, DIY is teaming up with Jägermeister to kickstart Curtain Call at the start of 2016; Curtain Call takes the ‘road to success’ literally by basing itself on the iconic Curtain Road, a hub of creativity in London’s Shoreditch.

Home to the some of the world’s best independent labels – Bella Union, Secretly Canadian, Wichita and many more – Curtain Road crams together music, fashion and culture, making it the perfect location for a new band to take their next step.

Brighton trio Birdskulls will be the first of three bands invited to record, rehearse, play and take their next step on London’s Curtain Road next month. You can be one of the best new bands around, but there are hundreds of hurdles to jump when it comes to taking a next step. Recording, making videos, playing gigs – the road to success is rarely an easy route. That’s where Curtain Call comes in.

First up, Brighton trio Birdskulls are getting involved. They’ll be given a hand to record a brand new track, get styling and PR materials and play an intimate show alongside a guest headliner in the confines of The Strongroom Bar. We’ll be joining them along the way, and that’s only the first of three shows… Curtain Call will also be taking over venues along the street in February and March, with bands making use of the amazing locations Curtain Road has to offer.

Stay tuned for more info and follow all of the action on #CurtainCall2016

Rat Boy, Alessia Cara, Yak and more: DIY’s Class of 2016 revealed!

Rat Boy, Alessia Cara, Yak and more: DIY’s Class of 2016 revealed!

It’s that time of the year again. The point where everyone goes gaga for some of the best new acts around, all ready to put their stamp on the next twelve months.

Last year, DIY were tipping Years & Years, Hinds (FKA Deers), Tobias Jesso Jr and Jack Garratt for greatness as part of our Class of 2015. You can’t predict everything (like #piggate, for instance), but we’re giving it a go. This time round, we’ve put together a bright, mostly bonkers bunch of acts – all bands we’re not going to shut up about.

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.

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.

Get to know 2016’s most exciting new acts in our new jam-packed issue – its out this Friday (4th December), with an increased print run to widen distribution.