DIY Weekly 21st April 2014

Featuring Lykke Li, Eels, The Amazing Snakeheads & More.

21st April 2014 Lykke Li completes a trilogy of albums with ‘I Never Learn’ this year. Her most intense, heartbreaking and painfully honest release, it’s also the sound of an artist in the form of her life.

In this week’s cover feature, we find out the inspiration and the tragedy that helped shape ‘I Never Learn’, as well as discovering what’s next for this unique musician.

A group equally concerned with honesty - expressed in a completely different way to Lykke, mind you - is The Amazing Snakeheads. Glasgow’s seemingly fiercest bunch are actually just a bunch of nice blokes, as they explain around their debut album ‘Amphetamine Ballads’.

Mark Oliver Everett is worried he’s being a little too honest, he admits when speaking to DIY. His eleventh Eels LP has arrived, but this introspective individual remains someone with countless stories to tell.

Elsewhere in DIY Weekly, First Aid Kit take us into the studio ahead of new album ‘Stay Gold’, and Brighton band Fear of Men reference philosophers and The Smiths in a casual day out to the seaside.

There’s also excitement around what’s shaping up to be one of the most pulse-racing tours of the year, with Architects and letlive. teaming up - we speak to both bands before they tear up the US.

In Neu, introductions are made to the latest, bravest chart-topper in an age, Kiesza - she’s a dab hand at the sniper rifle, by the way.

Reviews delivers verdicts on Fear of Men and The Menzingers, before heading out to see Manchester Orchestra and Elbow live.

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