In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the return of Christine And The Queens as the French star comes back with a new identity – Chris – and a snappier sound built to swallow the globe. Singer Heloise Letissier, the artist behind the Christine And The Queens name, talks identity, sex, da funk and the meaning of life with Laura Snapes.
Also in the issue, we elect the 50 greatest revolutionary songs of the last 50 years in a huge feature documenting the tradition of songs that have been built from outward fury and resistance over the last half-century. This theme of radicalism runs through the heart of the latest Q: Dorian Lynskey goes behind the scenes of David Byrne’s thrilling reboot of the big-gig format, Dave Everley joins IDLES on the road to witness the punk quintet’s winning adherence to honesty at all costs and Simon Goddard accompanies rapper, activist, writer, lecturer and film-maker Akala to Oxford Brookes University as he accepts an honorary Doctor of the Arts. This month’s Q Maverick is Luke Haines, a one-man revolutionary force.
Eels leader E is the subject of this issue’s Cash For Questions, we run through the record collection of guitar legend Wilko Johnson and Victoria Segal goes deep into Suedeworld to hear how Brett Anderson and his band made their new album. Sylvia Patterson gets a progress report from Matt Healy as The 1975 continue work on their forthcoming third album and we visit Jason Pierce as he completes work on Spiritualized’s new record in the studio. The Q review runs the rule on new albums from Interpol, Anna Calvi and more, while we get in the thick of it at Liam Gallagher’s triumphant Finsbury Park show and join U2 on the road in the US. All this and more in the new Q, out now.
All this and much more in the new Q, out now. To buy a digital edition, download the app now on Apple or Android.