So, Wolf Alice, then. Where do you start with Wolf Alice?
If, when we started thinking up the magazine that would become Dork, there was one band poster we had stuck in pride of place on our metaphorical Big Wall of Indie, it would have been Wolf Alice. See, Dear Reader, we reckon they're a bit special, and there's good reason for that.
Like their label mates The 1975, they represent something different from most of their peers. With a sort of untouchable magic, more than anyone else they feel to be leading the charge of brilliant, new (and newish) British talent. It doesn't do any harm to point out their new album 'Visions of a Life' is nothing short of extraordinary, either.
We're absolutely delighted to give them their first Dork cover this month, with our new issue out now. You can bet it won't be their last. At least, not if we have anything to do with it.
Like you'd expect, the latest edition of Dork comes packed to the brim with brilliant. We chat to the ace Julien Baker, back with one of 2017's stand out records in the form of new album 'Turn Out The Lights'. MUNA explain their mad year as they prepare to hit the road with Harry Styles. Yep, that one. Shamir takes life head-on with his ace new record 'Revelations', while Bully return with their much anticipated second album 'Losing', determined to step up.
We go behind the scenes with Nothing But Thieves as they re-worked their new album's title-track 'Broken Machine' for new mental health campaign #IAmWhole, and sneak about a bit on King Nun and Freak's recent Dork Live! tour. Catholic Action want to make you play (air) guitar, we wave goodbye to Wild Beasts and VANT and explain why Beck and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are both bloody great. Plus, Weaves talk new albums and band sponsored lippy, Enter Shikari delve deep into the influences behind their new album 'The Spark', and we get out our deerstalker to investigate what we know so far about The 1975's 'Music For Cars'.
We're not done there, either. Skott, Bloxx, Dead Pretties, Violet, Gang of Youths, Violet, Low Island and Nelson Can all roll-up in our new bands section Hype, we introduce another album of the year contender from St. Vincent, and push to the front for The National, The Killers, Yonaka and Charly Bliss. And that's just to get started.
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