blur, Georgia and Mahalia are the cover stars for August 2023's edition of Dork.
One of Britain's greatest bands - no matter what the era - Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave are back with their ninth studio album, 'The Ballad of Darren'. Coming hot on the heels of two massive Wembley Stadium shows that drew rave reviews, it's a record that proves blur are a band as important and relevant as ever.
With her third album 'Euphoric', Georgia has created a fusion of dance, vulnerability and musical innovation. The follow-up to 2019's brilliant 'Seeing Thrills', it's a 5-star record that demands attention.
With 'Terms & Conditions' already defining itself as one of the best new tracks of 2023 to date, Mahalia showed she was an artist ready to "burst out of the gate". With her second album, 'IRL', she's keeping up that momentum. Placing her at the top table of British music, it's a record full of confidence, ambition and a desire to create a legacy, making a statement on its own terms.
Elsewhere this month, we're getting ready for the second coming of Yard Act, hitting the road with Peace and checking out the new solo album from Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino.
In Hype, we're introducing you to the band everyone is talking about, Picture Parlour, plus the brilliant Ellie Dixon, James Marriott and Blusher. We're bringing you all the best stuff from Glastonbury, doing the big gigs with Harry Styles, Pulp, Sam Fender, Blackpink and SZA. Plus there's also Sea Girls, Sundara Karma, Local Natives, Nell Mescal, Wallice, Oscar Lang, Static Dress, Courting and loads, loads more.