Gangs of Ballet

It’s hard to think of a Durban band that’s had a better year than Gangs of Ballet. They got signed, toured the country extensively and earned themselves the number one spot on iTunes with their debut album, yes/no/grey. As being in a band goes, that’s pretty much killing it. Brad Klynsmith answers our questions about touring, success and their plans for the future.   DIY: You’ve just started Best Day Ever tour with Zebra... Read More

Rather Be Dead: A Photo Essay

Some events you just have to be there for, the Moon Landing, Mandela being set free, G!G!B’s last show… But sometimes life gets in the way and you just can’t make it. If you were one of the poor souls to miss Saturday’s show at The Winston, Xavier Vahed’s shots will make you feel like you were right there in the pit, drenched in sweat, getting punched in the face and stage diving with reckless abandon.     Wanna... Read More

Top 10 of 2012: Bob Perfect

Bob here. I’m not going to pretend like I don’t write all of these and then have to refer to myself in the third person, again. That’d be egotistical. Instead I’ll just introduce you to my Top 10. Ladies and gents, I give you my top 10 photos of me in 2012. Enjoy.   10. DA TEAM by Russell Grant  In February, I got interviewed about DIY by and we needed a photo of the team. I remember getting us together was... Read More

Hongdae Playground | Aweh

We’ve mentioned it a couple times before, but just to make sure we’re clear on our position on the matter: we really dig We even did an interview with the founder, Ollie Walker, because we were like “Yeah, that’s fucking cool.” They also kinda dig us, which is rad, cause it means that from time to time, we’ll be swapping and sharing content. This is one of those times. Up on Aweh at the moment is this... Read More

Lavanya Naidoo

Being a Jack of all trades is often considered a bad thing, but Lavanya Naidoo’s work shows that it’s possible to create great work in many different styles. Stathi Kougianos chats to the multi-talented designer about her unique projects. DIY: How would you describe your work? Lavanya: In one word, experimental. I like playing around with EVERYTHING and I have a constant need to teach myself about something I wouldn’t otherwise know... Read More