Just Do it Yourself: Understanding the DIY Mentality in Music
The prospect of being frontman for a band that you built from the ground-up on a shoe-string and a vision is either a pipe-dream or a nightmare for most, but for Jeff Hill, playing and managing Machinist! is his chief dedication. He also books shows for his hometown punk scene, fights back against bigots and still finds time to promote his friends' bands on Facebook and send out merch to fans across the States. In an attempt to understand exactly what it means to be 'DIY' in the modern musical world, we got Jeff to tell us.