It’s been a long, odd year – one where FOMO has been replaced with a desperate longing for anything to be missing out on in the first place. But fear not, Dearest of Readers, we’re finishing with style with our HUGE bumper end of year double issue, which drops next Friday, 27th November.
As he prepares to drop his fittingly titled new album ‘weird!’, it seems only right that we welcome YUNGBLUD to the cover of Dork for the first time. Never shy of something to say, and beating a path down to the A-list on the way, you’ll find a huge 12-page cover feature and exclusive shoot with a pop star who bends the rules before he’ll conform to expectations.
Oh, and we’re not done there, either.
Yep, it’s a double issue, so we’ve got a double cover too. Flip your magazine and you’ll find this month’s second cover star, Dork’s fave new alt-popster Baby Queen, as she leads our annual Hype List. There, you’ll find well over 100 new names you should have in your ears for 2021, including interviews with (deep breath) Ashnikko, Holly Humberstone, Bree Runway, Thomas Headon, Griff, Michelle, Coach Party, Sinead O’Brien, Olivia Dean, Remi Wolf, PVA, Mysie, Claud, Walt Disco, Yard Act, Drug Store Romeos, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Biig Piig and loads, loads more. It’s not a tips list of who’s going to shift the most units or wrack up the most streams, but rather a guide to the fresh, exciting talent we think will dominate our attention over the twelve months ahead.
Elsewhere, we’ve got one of our favourite breakthrough acts of 2020, the brilliant BENEE, who’s putting a brighter hue on a – quote – “shitter of a year”, and actor-slash-musician Joe Keery talks about his creative ambitions for his musical alter-ego, Djo. Scoops ahoy! (Sorry, couldn’t resist – Ed)
As 2020 comes to an end, we’re rounding up the best artists, albums, tracks and trends of the year in our huge Best Of section – including your Reader’s Poll results (yes, we have a NEW BAND OF THE YEAR!) – and we preview some of the things you have to look forward to in 2021, with a massive album guide including studio chats with Rostam, FEET and more.
To get your mitts on all of that, you can pre-order an issue now, below. Please remember, in a COVID world, deliveries may take a little longer, especially if you are ordering from outside the UK. If you want to subscribe to Dork, get every issue delivered direct to your door, and save money as you go – you can do so right here.