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. There’s also an extensive gallery as photographer Michael Spencer Jones, who shot the sleeve of Definitely Maybe and much more, talks us through the rare images that capture Oasis on the cusp of rock’n’roll stardom.
Also in the issue, Laura Barton meets avant-pop singer-songwriter Marika Hackman poolside to discover how swimming and playing football unlocked her creative impulse.
We visit rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib in LA and hear about the fraught making of their latest LP – cooked up in an Austrian prison that Gibbs found himself in for five months on sexual assault charges. They grant Eve Barlow a rare audience.
This month’s Q Maverick is Devendra Banhart. Jazz Monroe sits down with the free-thinking Venezualan-American troubadour and, over a glass or two of pickle juice, discovers what’s under his bonnet.
Leonie Cooper heads to a converted car park in South London to take us inside Foundation FM, the groundbreaking online broadcaster that is Britain’s only female-fronted radio station.
We also track down the world’s biggest superfans, meeting the diehard devotees of The Killers, The 1975, Florence + The Machine, U2 and Oasis.
The subject of this month’s Cash For Questions is Sheryl Crow. The American singer-songwriter opens up on touring with Jacko (and his chimp Bubbles) and what she’d like to say to President Trump.
Metronomy leader Joe Mount tells us his 10 Commandments for living.
Also in the new issue of Q, Pixies frontman Black Francis tells us about the albums that changed his life and London electro-popper Georgia has the Last Word. We go for lunch with Feeder’s Grant Nicholas, get a studio report from Michael Kiwanuka and check in with Oh Sees’s John Dwyer as he relaxes on his veranda. In Where Are They Now?, ’90s pop duo Shampoo give their first interview in 20 years as they look back on their career. In the Q Review, we head to Portugal and witness a triumphant Cure show at Nos Alive and rate new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Ty Segall, Ezra Furman and more. All this and much more in the new issue of Q, out now!