You've been waiting for it. It's finally here.
Yep, Dear Reader. This month's Dork focuses in on the much-anticipated, somewhat-delayed new album from our cover stars - The 1975. 'Notes On A Conditional Form' is an album like no other. 22-tracks, recorded in studios around the world as the band toured their previous album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', it's a sprawling, expansive work packed with ideas, sounds and deeply personal feelings.
Over 14 packed pages, we drill deep into not just the record, but the band themselves with a locked down Matty Healy. From where they began to what comes next, there's a huge, in-depth review of 'Notes...' too, featuring as many easter eggs, subplots and random observations as we could find.
Elsewhere, we've chated to pop polymath Rina Sawayama, a ridiculously fun The Aces, the back from the dead and better than ever Creeper, and brand-new-Dad-slash-ex-Maccabee Orlando Weeks. There's also interviews with LA Priest, Kelly Lee Owens, ALMA, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, IDER, Drug Store Romeos, Weird Milk and Laurie from Slaves' new project Larry Pink The Human. Pizzagirl makes us a damn good sandwich, Alfie Templeman answers all our random questions and Alex Rice from Sports Team argues that you absolutely should hate his band in the latest instalment of his monthly column.
Add to that the TikTok-tastic Powfu, mighty Mealtime, deafeningly good Dead Pony and more in our new band's section Hype, plus all the latest reviews, news and general 'stuff', and it's definitely a new issue of Dork.
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