Foals Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Foals have established themselves as one of the most powerful British guitar bands of the modern era, but since we last met them they’ve lost a key member and have been going through some choppy personal waters. “This is the start of the next phase,” they tell Niall Doherty as he follows them from bowling alley to museum to pub to rehearsals. 

Foals Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Check Out Q's Scritti Politti Playlist!

In the current issue of Q, out now, there’s an in-depth interview with Green Gartside. Scritti Politti leader Gartside reinvented his band multiple times: from avant-punk to soul-pop to rap-rock. Their classic Cupid & Psyche 85 LP still echoes through the likes of The 1975 and Hot Chip. Here’s a Q playlist of Scritti Politti’s finest moments, an audio accompaniment to the feature.

Check Out Q's Scritti Politti Playlist!

The 156 Most Influential Records Of All Time, In The New Issue!

In the new Q, out Tuesday 12 February, we reveal the most influential records of all time. Over the last few months, we’ve been polling our writers and a galaxy of musicians to find out which records would make the cut.

The 156 Most Influential Records Of All Time, In The New Issue!

"People Want Heroes!" 30 Years On: How The Stone Roses Changed The World

The new Q, out on Tuesday 15 January, traces the story of The Stone Roses and their game-changing debut album. To celebrate the record’s impending 30th anniversary, the band and their associates describe the trip from zeros to heroes and tell the tale of a record that changed the world. 

"People Want Heroes!" 30 Years On: How The Stone Roses Changed The World

Fontaines D.C. - 'Too Real'

Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. cite James Joyce and TS Elliot as the main influences on their fourth single. You can certainly hear it in frontman Grian Chatten’s surreal monologue here, delivered in a tar-thick accent over anxious sounding post punk styled guitars.

Fontaines D.C. - 'Too Real'

Bill Ryder-Jones: "My brain knows what to do when it gets too stressed or unhappy; it turns off."

Q writer David Cavanagh died on December 27, 2018. He wrote for Q prolifically during in the 1990s and returned to the magazine in 2018. He was the greatest music writer of his era, universally admired by his peers and readers alike. This profile of former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones appeared in November, 2018, in Q393. It was to be his last piece for Q.

Bill Ryder-Jones: "My brain knows what to do when it gets too stressed or unhappy; it turns off."

"It's us, then everybody else." Arctic Monkeys are on the cover of the new issue!

The new Q, out on Tuesday 18 December, is our special review issue of 2018, including interviews with many of the artists who made the records in our huge Top 50 Albums Of The Year feature. There’s an extensive interview with cover stars Arctic Monkeys. Niall Doherty joins the quartet on the road in Seattle for merry drinks and the lowdown on how making Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino changed everything for them. “Arctic Monkeys is something I keep reminding myself has been around for half my lifetime,” says Alex Turner. “It’s never really not there.”

"It's us, then everybody else." Arctic Monkeys are on the cover of the new issue!

In Deep With The 1975: The Band Of The Decade Gets The Bends

The story so far: The 1975 became one of the world’s biggest bands by stealth, while messianic frontman Matty Healy sank secretly into drug addiction. Sylvia Patterson meets the quartet in England and Los Angeles to hear how he pulled back from the abyss so as to push his group into a new galaxy.

In Deep With The 1975: The Band Of The Decade Gets The Bends

Q Legends: Led Zeppelin is out now!

The latest Q Legends, a series of one-off magazines dedicated to those artists who’ve earned legendary status in our opinion, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin with a special collector’s edition.

Q Legends: Led Zeppelin is out now!

Christine And The Queens: "I want to be the cleverest woman in the room, but also the sluttiest."

In 2016, Christine And The Queens had the biggest-selling debut of the year, bringing pansexuality into mainstream pop culture, to standing ovations from Madonna and Elton John. In 2018, the French star returns with a new identity – Chris – and a snappier sound built to swallow the globe. But does selling over a million albums complete you? The singer talks identity, sex, da funk and the meaning of life with Laura Snapes.

Christine And The Queens: "I want to be the cleverest woman in the room, but also the sluttiest."

Smashing Pumpkins join Bon Iver and The Cure at Nos Alive 2019!

The Smashing Pumpkins have been announced as the third headliner at next year’s Nos Alive festival in Portugal. They join the previously-announced The Cure and Bon Iver on next year’s bill. The Chicago rockers’ have just released their tenth studio album, Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol.1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun, bringing together 3/4 of the original line-up.

Smashing Pumpkins join Bon Iver and The Cure at Nos Alive 2019!

Jessica Pratt - 'This Time Around'

Pratt’s latest single is testament to her singular genius. Over two repeated guitar chords, her voice floats towards you like something from another plane of existence, her lyrics painting a picture of an eternity of sadness. Spellbinding.

Jessica Pratt - 'This Time Around'

Weller, Wolf Alice & Noel on the cover of the new Q!

The new issue of Q, out on Tuesday, 20 November, is a Q Awards special. Q has witnessed some vintage awards nights in its 30-plus years, but 2018 was something a bit special. We put you right at the heart of the action over 50 pages of new interviews conducted with the stars while topping up their glasses. Big winning trio Paul Weller, Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice and Noel Gallagher appear together on the cover. 

Weller, Wolf Alice & Noel on the cover of the new Q!
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Meet the final six bands of Firestone's Road To The Main Stage!

Firestone have launched their annual Road To The Main Stage competition, giving talented up-and-coming artists the chance to win a life-changing prize. Hosted by DJ Abbie McCarthy and featuring country star Jade Helliwell, Road To The Main Stage gives unsigned bands and musicians the shot at a place in the spotlight.

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Meet the final six bands of Firestone's Road To The Main Stage!

David Byrne: The Alchemist

David Byrne’s astonishing American Utopia stage show completely reinvents the pop concert. It has been described as “the best live show of all time”, but that might undersell it. Dorian Lynskey joins the tour in Paris and talks to the former Talking Heads singer about its genesis and purpose.

David Byrne: The Alchemist