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!

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."