What’s it like to be at the top of the Official UK Singles Chart? Do you get a golden Rolls Royce? Do people chase you down the street? Do relatives finally accept that, yes, this is a real job?
Not that many of the people we come across day to day can answer these questions, but Lewis Capaldi can. With a chart topping run for the ages, is single ‘Someone You Loved’ is a genuine sensation. With an album now on the books, and a sideline in being everyone favourite social media superhero, this month we pinned down the most in-demand man on Planet Pop to work out just what his secret is. Warning: contains sweaty balls chat.
That’s just one of a whole heap of gems in our brand new issue. Ten Tonnes is anything but snookered as he drops his debut album, while Fontaines D.C. prove why – yes – they are gonna be big. Little Simz isn’t letting anything hold her back, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard bring the boogie and Soak is flying higher than ever before.
Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes get real as they deliver new album ‘End of Suffering’, SPINN have us in an, erm, spin and Awsten from Waterparks delivers the greatest ‘most embarrassing moment’ story of all time. Seriously. Wow.
Elsewhere, Jade Bird leads up a stellar edition of Hype – our new bands section – that also features Cautious Clay, Wooze, Bodytalk, Dylan Cartlidge and a whole load more acts you need to get in your ears now, while we’re down the front with Billie Eilish, Foals and Twenty One Pilots.
Add to that the verdicts on the new records from Vampire Weekend, Marina and more, chats with Band of Skulls, Drahla, ALASKALASKA and EUT, and a very important cowboy-off (don’t ask), and we’re quietly confident this might be our most concentrated blast of Dork yet.
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