Lava La Rue is the latest cover act revealed for the new issue of Dork

Lava takes the fourth of our five special edition covers, out Friday 12th August.

Lava La Rue is the latest cover act to be revealed for the new issue of Dork, set to land this Friday, 12th August.

This month, we’re bringing you five special variants of our monthly magazine – each with exclusive extra content for your chosen cover act. We’ll be revealing one every weekday in the run-up to its release. On Friday, we showed you the first cover, featuring 5 Seconds of Summer. On Monday, we let you know about our Yungblud-fronted edition, and yesterday, it was Pale Waves’ turn.

Now, we’re showing you the fourth cover variant, featuring Lava La Rue.

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.”

You can pre-order the Lava La Rue edition of this issue of Dork right now here, or subscribe and get the print edition sent directly to your door every month here. We’ll be revealing the fifth cover and the full issue line-up on Thursday, 11th August. Orders will start shipping from Friday, 12th August.

If you wish to pre-order the 5SOS edition of this issue of Dork, you can do so right here, or pre-order the Yungblud edition here, or pre-order the Pale Waves edition here.

If you like what we do, we’re making available a section of the site for those who wish to support us by signing up to a new monthly or annual subscription package. Different from our previous print-only subscriptions, the Dork Supporters scheme allows you to get early access to all our print content in digital form as soon as the issue launches, read digital versions of every single edition of Dork right back to issue 1, and get occasional exclusive extras too. You can sign up for digital-only or digital + print packages, which will give you immediate access. You can find more information here.

And don’t worry if you’re not signing up. You’ll still get everything you did before, as digital versions of our print content unlock to be read free of charge throughout the month. Enjoy!

  • cover
    Dork Radio
Spector have released their upbeat new single, 'Another Life': "We must be getting old because we left the acoustic guitar in"
Humour have announced a new EP with an early teaser inspired by a 19th century rubber baron - check out 'Big Money'
Alex Lahey has announced a new deluxe album with bonus single 'Newsreader'