What’s in the latest Q?
In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 10 April, the end looks nigh for Manic Street Preachers as they prepare to release their magnificent 13th album. Sylvia Patterson travels back to the scene of their earliest triumph to discover Nicky Wire standing on the precipice of an almighty midlife crisis. “Nicky’s retreated before. After the mega success of Everything Must Go, he was happier in his garden. But he is quite fragile. This could be final. This could be final,” says James Dean Bradfield.
Artists on the albums that shaped them.
Have a listen to this…
Beach House's seventh album doesn't stray far from the Baltimore duo's trusted formula - mournful vocals laid over shimmering organs. Dive does display a slight retooling, its glacial start giving way to New Order-like propulsion.