Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue, out on Tuesday 2 July. It’s 10 years since the release of their debut album, Lungs, and, since then, Florence Welch has grown into one of music’s most celebrated British stars. But just as her live show reaches new heights, Welch has decided that fundamental change is necessary. Is it the end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end? Ted Kessler joins the band in London and New York to find out.
We’re there with Noel Gallagher for his huge homecoming show in Manchester’s Heaton Park. He tells Niall Doherty how 2019 is treating him and says he never gets nervous ahead of a gig. Because what could really go wrong? “Even if somebody in the band was to drop down dead, I’d just pick up an acoustic guitar and do the entire set on my own. It’d be just as good, probably better,” he says.
Lewis Capaldi welcomes Sylvia Patterson on to his tourbus in Seattle as we hit the road in the US with one of the year’s big successes.
Eve Barlow meets Jenny Lewis in Las Vegas and LA to hear tales of childhood fame, dysfunctional parents and a 20-year singer-songwriter career full of audio riches and heartbreaking wrenches.
Dave Everley heads to Spain with Bastille and discovers how frontman Dan Smith still feels like an imposter despite being the leader of an international hit machine.
It’s been 30 years since The Cure released their classic album Disintegration. Dorian Lynskey charts the making of The Cure’s classic Disintegration album.
Ahead of the release of a special re-recording of their second album, The Midnight Organ Fight, and a year on since the death of their singer Scott Hutchison, Rebecca Nicholson meets the remaining members of Frightened Rabbit to learn how they’ve been coping since the passing of their bandmate.
This month’s Q Maverick is ex-Only Ones legend Peter Perrett. Tom Doyle meets him to hear how a life-long rebel finally got it together in his 60s.
Also in the issue, The Raconteurs are the subject of this month’s Cash For Questions and Sleater-Kinney give us the inside story on their forthcoming new record from the studio. Bill Callahan checks in for Where Are You Right Now and we pay tribute to Dr. John and Philippe Zdar. In the Q Review, we run the rule over new records from Thom Yorke, Skepta, Octavian and more. All this and much more in the new Q!