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

The 1975 Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out tomorrow, we go in deep with The 1975. Sylvia Patterson spends time with the quartet in England and Los Angeles to hear the story of how they became one of the world’s biggest bands by stealth and finds out how frontman Matty Healy pulled back from the abyss so as to push his group into a new galaxy.

The 1975 Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Q Presents The Making Of... Love Is Magic by John Grant

On Wednesday 10 October, we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social, W1, with John Grant. The American singer-songwriter will be talking about the creation of his brilliant new album Love Is Magic, discussing its lyrical themes and how he developed the record’s electronic sound. He will also be fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for this intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 26 September, limited to two per person. 

Q Presents The Making Of... Love Is Magic by John Grant

"We miss having that gang..." Beastie Boys are on the cover of the new issue!

In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday, 25 September, there’s an exclusive interview with Beastie Boys. The New Yorkers had one of the biggest-selling debuts of the 1980s and went on to record a string of era-defining, genre-busting records before Adam Yauch’s death in 2012 prompted Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz to pull down the shutters. After six years of silence and ahead of the release of their amazing career-spanning book, the remaining duo meet Eve Barlow in New York for their first interview since Yauch’s passing. 

"We miss having that gang..." Beastie Boys are on the cover of the new issue!

Q Awards 2018 Shortlist Nominations Announced!

We are excited to unveil the nominations for the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio. Once again, this year’s Q Awards will feature a very special post-awards gig as Wolf Alice and IDLES take to the stage at London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday 17 October.

Q Awards 2018 Shortlist Nominations Announced!

The Albums That Changed Mac Miller's Life

In the current issue of Q, Mac Miller talks about the records that shaped him, recounting how hearing Outkast's Aquemini aged 12 changed how he thought about music and explaining why Radiohead's In Rainbows made him reconsider how his own records should sound. After the rapper’s tragic death last week, here is Miller's Albums That Changed My Life published online in full.

The Albums That Changed Mac Miller's Life

The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star's Guide To Life, out this November!

Publishing on 9 November, The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star’s Guide To Life is an enlightening guide presenting ten rules for life from fifty musicians, including Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, Mary J Blige, Bono and more. The 10 Commandments will feature unseen and unpublished material as well as a compilation of the finest selections from the Q Magazine archives.

The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star's Guide To Life, out this November!

Q Legends: Paul Weller is out now!

Q Legends is a collector’s edition that focuses in on the biggest stars to have regularly graced Q since its launch in 1986. Using the huge in-house archive of material available, as well as new insight and rare photography, Q Legends takes an in-depth, luxurious, loving look at a career lived through the pages of Britain’s greatest music magazine. Paul Weller is the subject of this edition as we celebrate four decades of an icon in British music. In this bumper magazine, Weller recounts the rise and fall of The Jam, the soulful experimentation of The Style Council and explains the reasons behind the late-career purple patch of his solo years. Legendary photographers Pennie Smith and Tom Sheehan share rare and unseen photos and there’s a brand new interview with Weller about his new album True Meanings. Q Legends: Paul Weller is a must-read for all fans of the Modfather. Order a copy of Q Legends: Paul Weller from here straight to your door.

Q Legends: Paul Weller is out now!

Their Time Is Now... Interpol Are On The Cover Of The New Issue

In the new issue of Q, out now, we go inside the world's biggest cult band as Niall Doherty joins Interpol in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London to hear the story of how Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino became one of the most important bands to emerge from New York in modern times. The trio have amassed a diehard fanbase with their strand of intense, emotive rock music but at the heart of the group are three distinct personalities who grew up on different sides of the globe and whose unlikely bond has powered them to huge success.

Their Time Is Now... Interpol Are On The Cover Of The New Issue

Interpol Collector's Edition Available Now!

Interpol and Q have teamed up to bring you a hugely limited-edition package that celebrates the release of their brilliant new album, Marauder. The set includes a beautifully produced 7-inch single featuring exclusive non-album track All At Once on black vinyl and housed in a specially-produced sleeve (see below). The package also includes a unique edition of Q with a bespoke cover designed by Interpol themselves (see above). 


Interpol Collector's Edition Available Now!

Win A Pair Of VIP tickets To The Q Awards 2018 Courtesy Of Pretty Green!

Pretty Green will sponsor the Best Event award at this Q Awards 2018, and to celebrate they are giving away a special prize. They are offering the chance to win two VIP tickets, including front row seats, a three-course dinner at the ceremony and a £200 shopping spree so you'll be dressed to impress in a room full of stars.

Win A Pair Of VIP tickets To The Q Awards 2018 Courtesy Of Pretty Green!

The French Revolution! Christine And The Queens Are On The Cover Of The New Q!

In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the return of Christine And The Queens as the French star comes back with a new identity – Chris – and a snappier sound built to swallow the globe. Singer Heloise Letissier, the artist behind the Christine And The Queens name, talks identity, sex, da funk and the meaning of life with Laura Snapes.

The French Revolution! Christine And The Queens Are On The Cover Of The New Q!

Q Presents The Making Of... Hunter by Anna Calvi

On Wednesday 29 August, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity event at Terrace Bar at the Tate Modern, London, SE1 with Anna Calvi. The singer-songwriter will be talking through the creation of her excellent new album Hunter, discussing the genesis of the songs and the record’s themes, as well as fielding questions from the audience and treating the crowd to some stripped-down renditions of the tracks. Tickets for the intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 8 August, limited to two per person.​​​​​​

Q Presents The Making Of... Hunter by Anna Calvi