When Liam Met Ed... The New Issue, Out On Tuesday

On sale Tuesday 21st November, the new issue of Q is an all-star special. We reveal what happened when Liam Gallagher crossed paths with Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards and speak to a stellar cast about how 2017 has been for them. Also in the issue, we countdown the 50 best albums of the year and catch up with some of the acts who have made Q’s select half-century of 2017.

When Liam Met Ed... The New Issue, Out On Tuesday

The Killers: Brandon Flowers Fights Back From The Brink

Brandon Flowers has the perfect rock singer life. And yet behind the façade, everything started to unravel: his group, his music, his wife. Simon Goddard finds him at the dawn of another Killers album, but also at a crossroads, with band members bailing and his family leaving Las Vegas… are The Killers facing the final curtain? 

The Killers: Brandon Flowers Fights Back From The Brink

Alien Stadium - 'This One's For The Humans'

Alien Stadium is a collaborative mini-album between Steve Mason and Primal Scream's Martin Duffy. As the picture suggests, it is four-tracks of out-there concept-rock, following a storyline about an alien invasion. They are "pisshead" aliens, explain the duo. This is the opener, its cosmic groove setting the intergalactic tone. 

Alien Stadium - 'This One's For The Humans'

Boy Azooga - 'Face Behind Her Cigarette'

The brainchild of Cardiff native Davey Newington, Boy Azooga make psychedelic indie-rock with a playful groove. This debut release for Heavenly Recordings is a homage to Nigerian funk icon William Onyeabor. It also sounds a bit like Foals doing a conga. 

Boy Azooga - 'Face Behind Her Cigarette'

Euros Childs - 'My Colander'

The former frontman of psychedelic Welsh folk-rockers Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Euros Childs is now a prolific solo artist who has retained his unique brand of excellent strangeness. This track from his forthcoming 13th solo album is a catchy paean to the kitchen utensil no-one can do without when it comes to draining things. 

Euros Childs - 'My Colander'

The Entertainer: The Rise Of London Rapper J Hus

London's J Hus is only 21 but he's seen his share of trouble, including a stint in prison. But when he started rapping on social media he had an epiphany: he was born to make music. "I've always been able to make the crowd go wild," he tells Rebecca Nicholson.

The Entertainer: The Rise Of London Rapper J Hus

MGMT - 'Little Dark Age'

MGMT's first single in four years is a bewitching slice of gothic electronic-pop. Little Dark Age, the title track from their forthcoming fourth album (it's due out early next year), is accompanied by a sinister video directed by David MacNutt and Nathaniel Axel.

MGMT - 'Little Dark Age'

The Orielles - Let Your Dogtooth Grow

Halifax trio The Orielles are in thrall to the jingle jangle of mid-‘80s indie-pop. Their debut album stitches together all the best bits while mercifully circumnavigating any hints of tweeness, as you can hear on the whoah-oh-ohh powered whoosh of Let Your Dogtooth Grow.

The Orielles - Let Your Dogtooth Grow

All the Winners from the 2017 Q Awards

he winners of the 2017 Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio have been announced at London’s Roundhouse yesterday (18 October). Liam Gallagher, Gorillaz and Ed Sheeran were among the winners at the ceremony hosted byChristian O’Connell. In categories voted for by the public, Stormzy, Kasabian and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man also triumphed, while Q’s editors also honoured Viv Albertine, Wiley, Kelley Dean and more at the ceremony held at the Roundhouse in London.

All the Winners from the 2017 Q Awards
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The Emperor Strikes Back: Noel Gallagher Reborn Exclusive In The New Q

In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday, 24 October, we join Noel Gallagher on the razz in Argentina as he re-enters the ring ahead of the release of his new album. In The Q Interview, Dorian Lynskey hears about the boundary-busting Who Built The Moon?, his enviable work-life balance, and why Liam is going to remain frustrated: “I’m trying to soar like an eagle and I’m being asked to comment on the ramblings of a common pigeon.”

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Wolf Alice: on the road with the workaholic Londoners in the US.

The London quartet toured tirelessly to let the world know about their Mercury-nominated debut album and it caught up with them as they prepared to release their second album. Laura Snapes joined them on the road in the US to find a band trying to slow the sands of time. 

Wolf Alice: on the road with the workaholic Londoners in the US.