Liam Gallagher is on the cover of the new issue, out on Tuesday 4 June! 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!”
Also in the issue, Hot Chip are joined on tour in Amsterdam by Dorian Lynskey, who finds them pushing a message of positivity on their headiest album yet. Dave Everley heads round to Moby’s place in LA to hear how the electronic don thought fame and fortune would solve all his problems (it didn’t) and Tom Doyle tells the story of The Cure’s classic debut Three Imaginary Boys. On the 40th anniversary of its release, Robert Smith’s bandmates Michael Dempsey and Lol Tolhurst look back on its creation. Laura Barton joins irrepressible Japanese group Chai on the road in the UK whilst Kate Tempest tells Jazz Monroe how working with Rick Rubin has helped her make her best album yet.
This month’s Q Maverick is Perry Farrell. The Jane’s Addiction frontman looks back on a life that has walked many paths: musician, artist, activist, hedonist, addict, astral traveller, surfer, escort, singer and more. Two Door Cinema Club are the subject of Cash For Questions, we head Out To Lunch with Richard Hawley at his Sheffield local, Carly Rae Jepsen gives us her 10 Commandments for living and Kiefer Sutherland tells us about the records that changed his life. In a special, bumper Where Are They Now? feature, we hear the tale of five extinct acts, speaking to White Town, Gene, Fine Young Cannibals, Salad and DJ Pied Piper.
In the Q Review, we report from The Strokes’ day at All Points East festival and run the rule over new albums by Bruce Springsteen, Bastille, Madonna and more.
All this and much more, in the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 4 June!