The new issue of Dork, featuring aespa, Baby Queen, Reneé Rapp and more, is out now

aespa, Baby Queen and Reneé Rapp are the cover stars for September 2023’s edition of Dork, out now.

With their new English-language single ‘Better Things’ imminent, aespa are set to take over the world – both real and virtual. The first K-pop stars to take to the front of our monthly print magazine, they’re a genuine, 100% pop sensation.

Embracing her ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ – that’s the name of her just announced new album, ‘FYI’ – Baby Queen’s debut album is a poignant journey of self-discovery, blending catchy cynicism with heartfelt reflection and unapologetic honesty. We’ve been waiting a long time for this one, but it’s been more than worth it.

A multi-hyphenate that doesn’t let her many talents distract from her huge potential, Reneé Rapp’s debut album ‘Snow Angel’ is attitude-packed and then some. Unfiltered and unapologetic, it’s a raw and compelling journey into her life and experiences that leaves no emotion untouched.

You’ll find in-depth interviews and photoshoots will all three in our new issue.

Elsewhere this month, we’re talking to Finn Wolfhard about The Aubreys (and not acting because, y’know, strike – Ed). Hozier is in, as is the magnificent Willie J Healey. We’re ready to errupt with Jungle, just super with Claud, and meet one of the most exciting new bands in rock, Hot Milk.

In Hype, we’re getting loud with Militarie Gun, plus the brilliant Lip Filler and Trout. We’re bringing you all the best stuff from Latitude, Truck and Standon Calling, doing the big gigs with blur, Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd and Bruce Springsteen. Plus there’s also Egyptian Blue, Dylan, English Teacher, Empire State Bastard, CMAT and loads, loads more.

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