September 2022 (Lava La Rue cover)

Featuring Lava La Rue, Pale Waves, Yungblud, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sports Team and more.

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Lava La Rue is one of five cover acts for the September 2022 issue of Dork.

Scoring their first Dork cover, Lava is a creative mastermind behind some of the most exciting sounds currently bubbling out of the UK’s underground.

From their solo material – including the brilliant new EP ‘Hi-Fidelity’ – to their role as a founding member of the magnificent NiNE8 Collective, there are few artists as prolific right now. Add to that their work under the Lavaland banner, including videos for the likes of Wet Leg, and it’s hard to imagine anything they couldn’t do.

“The idea of an album is definitely calling me,” says Lava. “I think it’s time.”

For now, though, the ‘Hi-Fidelity’ EP is a supremely satisfying teaser. “This project makes the Lava La Rue sound a lot clearer,” they add. “The music moving forward will be an expansion of that. I’m glad I haven’t released an album until now because I was a kid just trying to get my bearings and get the right resources around me. If I had made an album two or three years ago, it wouldn’t have been fully formed because I didn’t have what I needed. Now is the right time. It feels authentic. It feels me. It represents many elements of my identity, both who I am, where I’m from and how I feel. It makes sense to me.”

As well as all five cover features in each edition – 5 Seconds of Summer, YUNGBLUD, Pale Waves, Lava La Rue and Sports Team – you’ll also find chats with Phoebe Green, Ezra Furman, Lauran Hibberd, Stella Donnelly, The Big Moon, Crawlers, Beach Bunny, LIFE, Bayli and loads more.

We’re down the front with Olivia Rodrigo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sam Fender, George Ezra and all the biggest and best festivals, asking daft questions to The Amazons, and drilling deep into Dylan Fraser‘s new EP. Add to that all the usual stuff and nonsense, and we’re pretty damn confident you’ll want for nothing.