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10 bands to see at Reading & Leeds 2014

10 bands to see at Reading & Leeds 2014

Ready the beer! Man the barricades! Reading and Leeds is on the horizon again this weekend. Three days of hedonism, rock music and a bit extra on the side, the team from DIY are heading Berkshire way to bring the best on the ground coverage to dymag.com. Because they’re nice like that, they’ve shared some…

Charli XCX rides to zeitgeist on 'Break The Rules'

Charli XCX rides to zeitgeist on 'Break The Rules'

The reference points are there to be poked and prodded at, but make no mistake: Charli XCX is riding a wave, fast-becoming the Massive Deal she’s always hinted at being. ‘Break The Rules’ places ‘Song 2’ in a present day club environment and it sounds unashamedly massive. Throw in a “don’t give a fuck” attitude…

Death From Above 1979 and Royal Blood usher in Night of the Living Riffs

Death From Above 1979 and Royal Blood usher in Night of the Living Riffs

How can a two piece bands make so much more noise than their more numerically blessed brothers and sister in arms? Of all the rock bands prowling the shadowy recesses of popular culture, none can bring a crunching, thumping riff like Royal Blood. Over the past twelve months the Brighton duo have broken from obscurity to…

Tracks of the week: 15th August 2014

Tracks of the week: 15th August 2014

We get it. You're busy - too busy to spend your days sat on Twitter, waiting for the latest big thing to blow up. Luckily the writers over at DIY, published by Sonic, have done the hard work for you, keeping their to ears the the ground and their eyes peeled to bring you this - the best new…
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