Lynks to headline the new DIY Now & Next Tour, DIY visits M For Montreal, plus new music partnerships with Focusrite & The Great Escape

All the latest brand and music partnership with DIY music magazine this week.

DIY launches the new DIY Now & Next Tour with Kilimanjaro

DIY is taking Lynks and Vlure on tour in 2023

Ever since Lynks saw off our Hello 2020 live series with a bang just under three years ago, we’ve been hooked on their larger-than-life stage show, so we’re thrilled to announce that the art-punk star will be headlining our brand new tour with Kilimanjaro next year! Lynks will be topping the bill on our new DIY Now & Next Tour – which is designed to give you a taste of the best artists of right now, and the not-so-distant future – alongside Glasgow’s incredible newcomers VLURE and a host of brilliant new acts, including Damefrisør and Ciel. They’ll be playing six shows across the UK in February and March, making stops in Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol. Tickets are on sale now. Get the full details on the tour here.

It might be cold but it’s very cool at M for Montreal festival

The highly memorable and amusing keynote was an exclusive conversation between two of Seattle’s music legends: Megan Jasper, CEO of Sub Pop Records and Cheryl Waters, DJ and radio host on KEXP.

Landing in a snow storm (with the plane having to stop to let a snow plough through!) was soon eclipsed by the warm welcome afforded to both delegates and artists at this year’s M For Montreal. Relatively unexplored by the UK and European music industry, the showcase and networking festival was, however, well worth the trip.Alongside networking opportunities and meetings, DIY also teamed up with Groover for our first joint showcase together. While artist showcases from record labels and funding bodies such as PEI and Focus Wales were well attended across the board, DIY & Groover’s inaugural event was a brilliant way to start off the festival. Read our report on the on the festival now.

DIY kicks off 2023 partnership with The Great Escape at sell out First Fifty show

Dinner Party headlined DIY TGE FIRSTFIFTY show at Moth Club

Another DIY show, another mosh pit. This time, it was for our First Fifty showcase – working alongside long-term partner The Great Escape – which took place at London’s iconic venue, Moth Club. Three new acts – who’re set to play 2023’s edition of the festival – took to the stage, with the mayhem coming courtesy of the buzzy-yet-enigamtic headliners The Dinner Party. Read DIY’s review of the show over on now.

Focusrite Novation launch social media campaign with DIY

Pixey records her creating on the new Circuit Rhythm product release

DIY are driving an artist-led social media campaign for Novation‘s new Circuit Rhythm console which coincides with the latest firmware update launch .DIY has selected three new and exciting artists, who are working on self-filmed Reels for amplification across DIY and Novation’s Instagram channels. The camaign kicked off earlier this month with the always-creative Pixey working from her home studio.Watch the Instagram Reel now.

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