In the new issue of Q, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh chairs an exclusive summit between Iggy Pop and Underworld. Welsh gathers the legendary singer and the ‘90s techno dons to a Miami hotel and then on to Pop’s home to find out how their secret collaboration, resulting in the Teatime Dub Encounters EP, came about. “Is there hope for me at two in the morning in Ibiza?” asks Pop of his new friends.
Also in the issue, Victoria Segal heads to Norwich to find out how Let’s Eat Grandma made one of the albums of the year. The duo's new record Let's All Ears is out now.
Laura Snapes hears about the traumatic creation of Years & Years’ second album, Palo Santo.
Sylvia Patterson joins this month's Q Maverick Johnny Marr between bus rides in Dublin to discover that the former Smiths guitarist’s “storm inside” will never die down.
Andrew Perry spends the weekend with Popcaan, the pint-sized king of Jamaican dancehall, a singing star who has crossed over to island sound systems to international hit collaborations with the likes of Drake, Kanye West and Damon Albarn.
In our Classic Album feature, we chart the making of Bon Iver’s debut For Emma, Forever Ago. On the 10th anniversary of its full release, Laura Barton follows the paths back to its inception and speaks to those who witnessed it.
As the frontman with Jonathan Fire*Eater in the '90s, Stewart Lupton was witty, precarious, magnetic, extraordinary, beautiful and faintly dangerous. He influenced a generation of New York groups in the '00s but his star burned too brightly and then out. This May, he took his own life, aged 43. Laura Barton recalls a special talent in the company of his best friends and biggest fans.
The subject of this month's Cash For Questions is Miles Kane, who answers your queries on WWF, Lana Del Rey, leather trousers and more.
In the Q Review, we witness Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s spectacular live show and the reunion of raucous Aussie rockers Jet and The Vines. There’s album reviews of new releases from Florence + The Machine, Gabe Gurnsey, Johnny Marr, Kelley Stoltz and more.