Lana Del Rey Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 22 October, there’s an exclusive interview with Lana Del Rey. The feature is part of a huge Songs Of The Decade special and Del Rey’s 2011 breakthrough single Video Games is the most voted-for entry. Ted Kessler visits her in Laurel Canyon to hear how the 2010s belonged to America’s finest modern singer-songwriter.

Lana Del Rey Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Anna Calvi Wins The Fender Play Award At This Year's Q Awards

Today we reveal that Anna Calvi is this year’s recipient of the Fender Play Award at the Q Awards 2019. The Fender Play award is a special accolade that celebrates an artist at the forefront of modern guitar music. The prize is named after Fender Play, Fender’s complete learning subscription app for guitar, bass and ukulele which makes it more fun and easier than ever to learn and hone new musical skills.

Anna Calvi Wins The Fender Play Award At This Year's Q Awards

There’s a world exclusive interview with The Streets in the new issue, out now. When Mike Skinner called time on his era-defining rap/production alias in 2011, the lights went out in him. Ted Kessler meets Skinner to hear about the long, lost journey out of the fog that led him to two brand new albums and a film. “A lot of this time has felt irrational,” he says, “but, looking back on it, it’s been totally rational.”

     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     There’s a world exclusive interview with  The Streets  in the new issue, out now. When Mike Skinner called time on his era-defining rap/production alias in 2011, the lights went out in him. Ted Kessler meets Skinner to hear about the long, lost journey out of the fog that led him to two brand new albums and a film. “A lot of this time has felt irrational,” he says, “but, looking back on it, it’s been totally rational.”     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Also in the issue, musician, memoirist, critic, visual artist, actor and fashion designer  Kim Gordon  tells her story to Victoria Segal. It’s as a founding member of avant-punks Sonic Youth that she first carved out her legendary status, and it’s to music that she now returns, aged 66, with her first solo album. “People are ready for weirdness right now,” she declares.     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     After more than 30 years of feeling like the outsider, singer-songwriter  Michael Kiwanuka  has come in from the cold as he prepares to release his third solo album. Tom Doyle meets a maverick soul.     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Leonie Cooper visits  Joan Shelley  in New York to hear why she moved out to the Kentucky countryside, a place that reflects her music’s heady atmosphere, and how learning to love her roots was the greatest love of all.     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Melbourne’s stylistically promiscuous psychedelic rockers  King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard  have released 15 albums in seven years and toured almost constantly throughout. Eve Barlow asks main man Stu Mackenzie how they do it.      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Manic Street Preachers ’ The Holy Bible is the subject of this issue’s Classic Album feature as Keith Cameron documents how they hit the reset button in brutal fashion and made their most definitive statement.     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     This month’s Q Maverick is  Edwyn Collins . Tom Doyle meets him and his wife Grace Maxwell to hear about the long trek back to the top of the pile after the master song craftsman was struck down by two life-changing strokes.      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     We delve into the world of the touring musician, unpicking the secret ingredients who have to balance playing in the band while not actually being in the band. Five “road players” for Stormzy, Interpol, Manic Street Preachers and Arctic Monkeys tell us their stories.      

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     This month’s Cash For Questions is  Sam Fender , who gives us the lowdown on getting free Greggs for life, advice from Sting and more, plus we check in with Sleater-Kinney’s  Carrie Brownstein  in Where Are You Right Now?,  Kate Tempest  tells us about the albums that changed her life and Supremes legend  Mary Wilson  outlines her 10 Commandments for living. We head Out To Lunch with  Lucy Rose  and Last Word goes to  Richard Hawley . In the Q Review, we run the rule over new records from  Foals ,  Angel Olsen ,  Danny Brown ,  Elbow  and more and witness  Slowthai  charm Los Angeles with his exhilarating live show.  All this and more, in the new Q, out now!      
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Nadine Shah To Present The 2019 Q Awards!

It takes a certain level of star quality to shine in a room that includes Bono, Noel Gallagher, Nile RodgersThe Kinks, The Streets and Paul Weller. At last year’s Q Awards, singer-songwriter Nadine Shah did such a great job presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Suede’s Brett Anderson that we’ve invited her to host this year’s ceremony.

Nadine Shah To Present The 2019 Q Awards!

The Specials Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Forty years ago this October, The Specials released their debut, an album that was black and white, diverse yet coherent, jaunty yet bleak and inspirationally political. It changed the world. As did its follow-up and several other singles. But within three years they’d dissolved in a rancour that persists to this day. Yet, as they tell Dorian Lynskey, the existing three members have never been happier. 

The Specials Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Voting For The Q Awards 2019 Is Open!

Last year a galaxy of stars, including Paul Weller, Bono, Noel Gallagher, The Kinks, The Streets, Suede, Stefflon Don, Underworld and many more, descended on the Roundhouse in London for the annual Q Awards – the most exclusive event in the music calendar. This year’s ceremony, which takes place on 16 October at the Roundhouse, promises the same degree of star-studded pageantry and live music thrills. Biffy Clyro will perform a special Q Awards gig the night before, and another super-exciting show will be announced mid-September. And what’s more, help us choose the winners from this year’s categories and you could win a pair of tickets to the event. 

Voting For The Q Awards 2019 Is Open!

Celebrating Definitely Maybe's 25th Anniversary In The New Q!

In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oasis’s classic debut album, Definitely Maybe. We salute a record that went to Number 1 and changed the rules of the game for everyone, for ever. In a huge feature, Hamish MacBain reveals its innermost secrets, track by track, and those who were there to recall the chart battles, sacked drummers and giant stages in the year that followed its phenomenal success.

Celebrating Definitely Maybe's 25th Anniversary In The New Q!

Biffy Clyro To Headline Special Q Awards Show!

Biffy Clyro will play a special Q Awards show in London in October. They will take a break from the studio for a one-off gig at the Roundhouse, Camden, on Tuesday, 15 October, the day before the Q Awards. Pre-sale to Q subscribers, Roundhouse members and Biffy Clyro mailing list recipients starts at 9am on Wednesday, 31 July. General sale begins at 9am on 2 August. 

Biffy Clyro To Headline Special Q Awards Show!

Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue!

Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue, out on Tuesday 2 July. Ted Kessler joins the band in London and New York as Florence Welch tells him why it’s time for a change.

Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue!

Liam Gallagher is on the cover of the new issue!

Liam, the heavyweight champion of rock interviews, takes on Ted Kessler for 12 rounds of intense banter and psychedelic drinking ahead of his new single, his new film and his forthcoming second solo album. “Four more espresso Martinis please, barman!”  

Liam Gallagher is on the cover of the new issue!

Vampire Weekend Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 7 May, we go deep into the world of Vampire Weekend. Over two meetings in Los Angeles, band leader Ezra Koenig talks to Niall Doherty about fatherhood, their excellent fourth album and why he can’t stop over-thinking. “The album is so colourful and diverse,” he says. “After all these years gone, I needed to re-establish a bigger world.”

Vampire Weekend Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

More Acts Added To The Bring Me The Horizon Day At All Points East!

A host of acts have been added to the Bring Me The Horizon day at this year’s All Points East. US rockers Sleeping With Sirens will play their only UK date this summer, with Vukovi, Black Futures, PENSDHUi and tiLLie added to the line-up for the Firestone Stage.

More Acts Added To The Bring Me The Horizon Day At All Points East!

All Points East's In The Neighbourhood Event Returns!

All Points East’s In The Neighborhood event returns for a second year this summer, offering an unbeatable four-day programme of the biggest and best activities and entertainment in London, all of which can be enjoyed for free. In collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, the local community and local organizations, the programme takes place between the two weekends of music.

All Points East's In The Neighbourhood Event Returns!

Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Boaty Weekender

Q is sending one lucky fan on the music holiday of a lifetime! Enjoy all the comforts of the Norwegian Pearl cruise-liner on The Boaty Weekender, a festival presented by Belle & Sebastian to celebrate 20 years since The Bowlie Weekender event. There will be shows, activities and more on the four-day trip, which departs from Barcelona and sets sail to Cagliari, Sardinia over four days from 8-12 August. The line-up includes special sets from the hosts themselves, plus Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura and much more. The winner will receive a balcony stateroom for two, inclusive of meals, non-alcoholic beverages and use of the ship’s various amenities.

Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Boaty Weekender

Win A Pair Of VIP Tickets To Every Day Of This Year's All Points East!

Q is giving away a pair of VIP tickets to all six days of this year’s All Points East festival, which takes place in Victoria Park, London, over two weekends in May and June. The winner will get to witness headline slots from The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine And The Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver plus a host of other acts. The prize doesn’t include travel and accommodation.

Win A Pair Of VIP Tickets To Every Day Of This Year's All Points East!

Primal Scream Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 9 April, there’s a huge 10-page feature on Primal Scream as leader Bobby Gillespie looks back on a four-decade career in music. Primal Scream’s figurehead thinks that rock’n’roll, his very reason to exist, is dead. And, in a way, that means he is too. But he’s OK with that. “We gave our lives to rock’n’roll!” he tells Sylvia Patterson.

Primal Scream Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Special Guests Announced For Bon Iver At All Points East!

A host of special guests have been added to the bill for Bon Iver at All Points East on Sunday 2 June. Joining the already-announced Bon Iver, Mac DeMarco, First Aid Kit, John Grant, The Tallest Man On Earth, Julien Baker, Snail Mail, Kokoko! and more are Ezra Furman, Ry X, Phosphorescent and Charlie Cunningham. On the JägerHaus stage, Bill Ryder-Jones, Gwenno, Westerman, Black Country, New Road, Gently Tender and more will all be performing.

Special Guests Announced For Bon Iver At All Points East!