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.
Also in the issue, Loyle Carner invites us round to his pad. The South London rapper has the lot: award nominations, his dream girl, a bulging address book of superstar pals, a cookery sideline, and a second album of deep rapping that will boost him up a level. But he had to battle ADHD, dyslexia and family tragedy to get here. Chris Catchpole hears his cry.
Dorian Lynskey meets up with Chemical Brothers duo Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands for a trip through their past and to learn why so many of their records are instructions: Don’t Think. Do It Again. Free Yourself. Come With Us. Get Yourself High…
Sylvia Patterson spends time with South London raggle-taggle Fat White Family to see how they’ve plastered over their own enmity to make their best record. “With dysfunctional individuals like us, it’s breakdowns galore,” they say.
Waking up the singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco for their early-afternoon appointment at his LA home, Niall Doherty discovers the hardest-working slacker in music in reflective mood, between dashes for “a quick diarrhoea”.
We pay tribute to golden-voiced legend Scott Walker, who passed away last month, with a rundown of his 10 greatest songs.
This month’s Q Maverick is Kevin Morby. The singer-songwriter from Kansas City is about to release one of the albums of the year and he tells Eve Barlow how his muse has always stemmed from emergency.
The subject of this issue’s Cash For Questions is Sleaford Mods. The electro-punk duo talk Eton, Iggy Pop, Brexit and Morrison’s organic selection.
We head Out To Lunch with pop dynamo Jade Bird, check in on ex-Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe In The Studio and Kiwi musician Aldous Harding guides us through the albums that changed her life. We also witness the crazy scenes as viral sensation Billie Eilish inspires the faithful live in London.
In the Q Review, the world’s best music guide, we review Massive Attack live and run the rule over new albums from Vampire Weekend, SOAK, Billie Eilish and Chemical Brothers.
All this and more, in the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 9 April!