Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring The 1975, Billie Eilish, Idles, The Japanese House and more.
Order a copy
December 2018 / January 2019
Banger

The Cribs - Year of Hate

They’ve been the UK’s most consistently brilliant band for over a decade now, and there’s no sign of them letting that tag go soon.
The Cribs - Year of Hate
Published: 10:25 am, June 16, 2017
They’ve been the UK’s most consistently brilliant band for over a decade now, and there’s no sign of them letting that tag go soon.

Banger


There’s value in the unpolished gem. That’s something The Cribs know well. They’ve always had an ear for a killer hook or a sing-a-long verse. It doesn’t matter how much fuzz and grunge it’s packed under, it’ll still sparkle in the limelight.

That’s why their long-term dalliance with Steve Albini has been such an exciting concept. Now we’re finally starting to see the fruits of their endeavour, those theories of a dream team combination are holding true.

Like ‘In Your Palace’, ‘Year of Hate’ is as scrappy as The Cribs have ever felt - but in the best possible way. There’s a rawness to the recording that makes those shiny edges glisten all that brighter. A tensed muscle with a golden skin, it’s both strong and sharp. They’ve been the UK’s most consistently brilliant band for over a decade now, and there’s no sign of them letting that tag go soon. Stephen Ackroyd

Give all this a try

Bastille: "We want Other People's Heartache to become a project in its own right"
Feature

Bastille: "We want Other People's Heartache to become a project in its own right"

The fourth instalment of the band's signature mixtape series is set to drop tomorrow (7th December). We caught up with Dan Smith to find out what's going on with Bastille.
Drenge: "The songwriting's a bit more mature, we've written things like choruses"
Feature

Drenge: "The songwriting's a bit more mature, we've written things like choruses"

Drenge are kicking off 2019 with a surefire albums-of-the-year contender.
The 1975: Modern life is rubbish?
Cover story

The 1975: Modern life is rubbish?

The 1975 have just released their third album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’. A staggering work of shifting expectations, it’s quite probably their masterpiece. To find out more, Dork headed round to frontman Matty Healy’s house to quiz him on what life’s currently like in the most exciting band on the planet.
Primavera's 2019 line-up is really bloody brilliant, 'FYI'
Festivals

Primavera's 2019 line-up is really bloody brilliant, 'FYI'

It also, not entirely coincidentally, breaks from the usual summer festival sausagefest template.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing