DIY Conspiracy: About Us


DIY Conspiracy launched in 2005. Since then we’ve worked relentlessly to represent the creative and community-based values of punk rock with a strong political and ethical focus.

We see DIY punk as an autonomous, ever-evolving-in-its-anti-oppression-ideas, genuine community that allows us to live our lives to the fullest of possibilities.

What we do

This website was created by DIY punks from the Balkans who love to cover underground music and counterculture. We have all been involved in bands, collectives and in booking gigs in our local towns.

Over the years we have published hundreds of reviews, interviews, premiere streams, scene reports and columns by writers from all over the world. Want to be featured? Please go to the contact page and read our review policy first.

A Note on Copyright & Photographs

DIY Conspiracy does not intentionally infringe any copyright laws.

In our From The Archives section you’ll find some out-of-print interviews, articles and other publications that we’ve found inspiring and interesting enough to republish with full credit to their original creators. If you think we have published copyrighted material without permission, please contact us and we will remove it as soon as possible.

We would like to give credit to the photographers of all the images we use on the site. However, this can be very difficult to track down, especially in the case of old, pre-digital photos. If you see an uncredited photo and know who the author is, please get in touch.

Become a Co-conspirator!

We are always looking to expand our team of contributors with punks from all over the world who are excited to write for DIY Conspiracy.

If you want to contribute, drop us a line with some background information about yourself, your favorite underground genres to cover, and a review of a recent album (within the last year). We’re also looking for interview submissions, rants, or fresh scene reports on the bands, zines, DIY venues and collectives that are still keeping local punk scenes & communities alive.


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Andy Lefton

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Mario Garofano

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Matthew Holmes

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Mittens XVX

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Nathan Brown

Nathan is a punk rock lifer and has promoted DIY gigs, written…

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Michael Thorn

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Sina Khanum

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New Zealand's most successfully unsuccessful music writer.…

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Dan Southgate

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Teoman Gee

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Thomas V

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Niki G.

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Jyoti Mishra

I'm the bloke in White Town
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