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|Publisher||DIY Music Limited|
|First issue||April 2011|
DIY was launched in 2002 by then-editor Stephen Ackroyd & Emma Swann as an online-only publication called This Is Fake DIY, named after a song by Scottish indie pop band Bis and staffed largely by a freelance writing team from around the globe. The website features news, reviews and features.
In September 2007, DIY was nominated for Best Music Magazine at the annual BT Digital Music Awards, where it was described as "a great mix of humour and pop culture that has become the envy of the internet."
In April 2011, DIY started a free monthly music magazine. Cover acts have included Paramore, Mumford and Sons, Biffy Clyro, Jamie xx, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, LCD Soundsystem, Fall Out Boy, and Bastille (full list below).
On 11 March 2013, DIY started a weekly magazine in addition to the print title, published via tablet computer and iPhone - this was later pulled in favour of limited edition, one-off titles. Superfood and METZ have both released limited edition 'zines' in collaboration with DIY as part of this.
In June 2014, DIY rebranded, dropping the "This Is Fake" and launching its new URL - diymag.com.
DIY also host live shows across the UK under the name DIY Presents.
Every year, they host a run of shows under the Hello moniker, previewing new acts at London's The Old Blue Last. Previous acts to play at DIY's Hello shows include Wolf Alice, Girl Band and Spring King.
October 2014 saw DIY team up with PledgeMusic for the first UK-wide DIY Presents tour, culminating in an all-dayer held at London venue The Laundry on 1 November. The tour was opened by local acts, as picked via fan-vote, and headlined by Shy Nature and Flyte. The all-dayer was headlined by JAWS, and featured Menace Beach, Spring King, Hinds and many more.
List of DIY cover starsEdit
- Spring 2011: Noah and the Whale
- Summer 2011: Two Door Cinema Club
- Autumn 2011: Bombay Bicycle Club
- Winter 2011: The Maccabees
- April 2012: You Me At Six
- May 2012: DZ Deathrays
- June 2012: Hot Chip
- July 2012: Icona Pop
- August 2012: Alt-J
- September 2012: LCD Soundsystem
- October 2012: The Killers
- November 2012: Grimes, Fucked Up, Japandroids
- December 2012 / January 2013: Peace, Palma Violets, Aluna George
- February 2013: Biffy Clyro
- March 2013: Bastille
- April 2013: Fall Out Boy
- May 2013: Little Boots
- June 2013: The National
- July 2013: Deap Vally
- August 2013: Reading & Leeds Festival
- September 2013: CHVRCHES
- October 2013: Paramore
- November 2013: Foals
- December 2013 / January 2014: Class Of 2014 (Chloe Howl)
- February 2014: Warpaint
- March 2014: St. Vincent
- April 2014: Sky Ferreira
- May 2014: The Horrors
- June 2014: Wolf Alice, Peace, Jungle
- July 2014: Royksopp and Robyn
- August 2014: Gerard Way
- September 2014: Alt-J
- October 2014: Charli XCX
- November 2014: Bastille
- December 2014 / January 2015: Class Of 2015 (Years & Years)
- February 2015: Sleater-Kinney
- March 2015: Laura Marling
- April 2015: Marina and the Diamonds
- Festival Guide 2015: Slaves
- May 2015: Mumford and Sons
- June 2015: Jamie xx
- July 2015: Wolf Alice
- August 2015: The Maccabees
- September 2015: Foals
- October 2015: CHVRCHES
- November 2015: Hinds
- December 2015/January 2016: Rat Boy
- February 2016: Savages
- March 2016: Grimes
- April 2016: Wolf Alice
- May 2016: The Kills
- June 2016: Bastille
- July 2016: MØ
- August 2016: Wild Beasts
- September 2016: Two Door Cinema Club
- October 2016: Honeyblood
- November 2016: Tame Impala
- December 2016 / January 2017: Class Of 2017 (Loyle Carner)
- February 2017: Run the Jewels
- March 2017: Circa Waves
- April 2017: The Big Moon
- Festival Guide 2017: Mac DeMarco
- May 2017: Paramore
- June 2017: Royal Blood
- July 2017: Haim
- August 2017: Kasabian
- September 2017: Wolf Alice
- October 2017: St. Vincent
- November 2017: Brandon Flowers
- December 2017 / January 2018: Pale Waves
- February 2018: The Vaccines
- March 2018: The Magic Gang
- April 2018: CHVRCHES
- May 2018: Years & Years
- June 2018: The 1975
- July 2018: Black Honey
- August 2018: Slaves
- September 2018: Christine and the Queens
- October 2018: Robyn
- November 2018: Shame
- December 2018 / January 2019: Sports Team, whenyoung, Amyl and The Sniffers
- February 2019: Sundara Karma
- March 2019: Foals
- April 2019: Hayden Thorpe
- May 2019: Slowthai
- June 2019: Vampire Weekend
- July 2019: Marika Hackman
- August 2019: Sleater-Kinney
- September 2019: Metronomy
- October 2019: Iggy Pop
- November 2019: The 1975
- December 2019 / January 2020: Dry Cleaning
- February 2020: Tame Impala
This Is Fake DIY RecordsEdit
In 2007 DIY started a record label. Its roster included Duels, Heads We Dance, Manda Rin, Model Horror, Love Ends Disaster!, Popular Workshop, The Research, The Victorian English Gentlemens Club, We Are The Physics and You Animals.
- "DIY | Stockists". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- "BT Digital Music Awards 07". BT Digital Music Awards. 2007-09-01. Archived from the original on 2007-09-15. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- Ackroyd, Stephen. "Hello". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- "DIY PRESENTS GOES ON THE ROAD WITH PLEDGEMUSIC FOR A UK TOUR AND LONDON ALL-DAYER". Retrieved 2 November 2015.
- "DIY PRESENTS TOUR 2014 CULMINATES TODAY WITH ALL-DAYER AT THE LAUNDRY, LONDON". Retrieved 2 November 2015.