2021 may not be showing much in the way of positive differences to 2020, Dear Reader, but give us chance to sort it out. Yep, we're back with the first new issue of Dork of the year, dropping today.
There are definitely things to be positive about, too. None more exciting than the return of this month’s cover stars Pale Waves. Back on the front of Dork for a record-equalling third time, album two sees our favourite pop goths go positively 90s - and it’s glorious. Set to land this February, it’s a welcome adrenaline shot right when we need it.
They’re not the only Dork faves returning with something worth getting buzzed over, either. Goat Girl’s new album ‘On All Fours’ is a thing of wonder, both smart and inventive, while Shame’s ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ is a genuine tour de force from a band truly coming into their own. Add to that the much, much anticipated debut album from Arlo Parks - already an end of year list contender in January - and we’re off to a good start. You'll be able to read about them all in this month's mag.
Elsewhere, we've got Black Honey, Another Sky, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Lynks, Remi Wolf, Tate McRae and Fickle Friends. We talk to Johnny Flynn about becoming David Bowie in new film Stardust, and investigate if we can find anything out about Lorde's third album with an in-depth investigation into the onion rings of New Zealand.
Want some new sounds? Hype introduces you to Pixey, Blu DeTiger, NewDad, Rose Gray and Lowertown, plus grab a whole bunch of Dork-tastic posters in our new centre pull-out Wall Art. We spoil you, really we do.