You know what we’re like. We’ve got to keep busy. Yesterday we introduced you to our brand new edition – the Dork Festival Guide – publishing bi-monthly across spring and summer 2017. Today, we’re showing you your first glimpse of our new issue – available from today (Friday 17th March). It’s a cracker.
‘The scene’, you see, is fit to bursting with the most exciting bands right now. We know – we keep telling you – but only because it’s true. Not only do we have the glorious Blaenavon on the cover, as they finally drop that debut album that definitely doesn’t disappoint, but they’re backed up with a squad that fears nothing.
There’s The Big Moon, four gunslingers ready to shoot down boring at high noon, and their mate and collaborator Marika Hackman, who is ready to give us all a musical smack round the head. There’s Creeper, UK rock’s great black and purple hope, shining blinding light from the shadows. There’s The Magic Gang, with a third EP and a special live show in their diary. There’s Pale Waves – maybe the most exciting new band in the country right now, all off the strength of one immeasurable The 1975-produced banger.
There’s Circa Waves, who are ready to go to war, and Diet Cig, who are standing down for nobody. There’s Estrons ripping it up live, and Bad Sounds getting silly. There’s Hype from Sigrid, the new queen of buzz, Bellevue Days and Koyo. There’s Tei Shi, Pins, Black Honey, Real Estate, Pulled Apart By Horses and Tegan & Sara. There’s Menace Beach, direct from the hospital bed. Which definitely wasn’t our fault.
To be honest, it’d probably be easier to tell you who there isn’t. We’ve not got Ed Sheeran. Sorry.
The new issue of Dork is out now. If you want to make sure you get one, you can order a copy now here. You can also subscribe and get every issue to your door, which is what any sensible person would do. Otherwise, you’ll find it in record stores and venues, glowing like a glorious yellow sun, or you can read it online now right here.