Franz Ferdinand - 'Always Ascending'

Although they released a collaborative album with Sparks in 2015, it has been almost five years since Franz Ferdinand released a record of their own. The title track of their forthcoming fifth album suggests they are determined to make up for lost time, marrying the spiky guitars of their early material to an old school house groove. A welcome return.

Franz Ferdinand - 'Always Ascending'

A Sneak Peek Inside Q380

Take a look at what's inside our all-star issue, including Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Wiley, Stormzy, Biffy Clyro, Johnny Marr, LCD Soundsystem, Skepta, Royal Blood and more, plus our 50 Albums Of 2017.

A Sneak Peek Inside Q380

Go-Kart Mozart - 'When You're Depressed'

Five years after his last run around as Go Kart Mozart, former Felt leader Lawrence is back with a fresh blast of his singular brand of plastic glam pop. Its chintzy neon synths and first-pumping chorus slightly at odds with a lyric detailing the lows of mental illness: “Never cry, never laugh, don’t clean your teeth, don’t have a bath…”

Go-Kart Mozart - 'When You're Depressed'

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
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Phoenix in Paris

Phoenix, shot by Ed Miles exclusively for Q at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, September 2017. An outtake from their feature in Q379, available to buy here.  

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Phoenix in Paris

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'