Q Presents The Making Of... Love Is Magic by John Grant
On Wednesday 10 October, we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social, W1, with John Grant. The American singer-songwriter will be talking about the creation of his brilliant new album Love Is Magic, discussing its lyrical themes and how he developed the record’s electronic sound. He will also be fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for this intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 26 September, limited to two per person.
The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star's Guide To Life, out this November!
Publishing on 9 November, The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star’s Guide To Life is an enlightening guide presenting ten rules for life from fifty musicians, including Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, Mary J Blige, Bono and more. The 10 Commandments will feature unseen and unpublished material as well as a compilation of the finest selections from the Q Magazine archives.
Interpol Collector's Edition Available Now!
Interpol and Q have teamed up to bring you a hugely limited-edition package that celebrates the release of their brilliant new album, Marauder. The set includes a beautifully produced 7-inch single featuring exclusive non-album track All At Once on black vinyl and housed in a specially-produced sleeve (see below). The package also includes a unique edition of Q with a bespoke cover designed by Interpol themselves (see above).
Get Down To The Social This Summer!
Our friends at The Social are hosting a series of special free events over the next few months. The second Prison Tan Series begins at the W1, London bar and venue this Friday, kicking off 13 Friday parties across June, July and August. As well as the free entry, there's two-for-one drinks before 8pm. The venue has teamed up with a selection of labels and bands to put together an excellent line-up.
Franz Ferdinand - 'Always Ascending'
Although they released a collaborative album with Sparks in 2015, it has been almost five years since Franz Ferdinand released a record of their own. The title track of their forthcoming fifth album suggests they are determined to make up for lost time, marrying the spiky guitars of their early material to an old school house groove. A welcome return.
Go-Kart Mozart - 'When You're Depressed'
Five years after his last run around as Go Kart Mozart, former Felt leader Lawrence is back with a fresh blast of his singular brand of plastic glam pop. Its chintzy neon synths and first-pumping chorus slightly at odds with a lyric detailing the lows of mental illness: “Never cry, never laugh, don’t clean your teeth, don’t have a bath…”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Little Thing Gone Wild'
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return in early 2018 with their first record in almost four years. Wrong Creatures is an album of swampy, psychedelic blues-rock, the sort of thing the West Coast trio do best. Little Thing Gone Wild is the rattling, excellent first track from it.
Alien Stadium - 'This One's For The Humans'
Alien Stadium is a collaborative mini-album between Steve Mason and Primal Scream's Martin Duffy. As the picture suggests, it is four-tracks of out-there concept-rock, following a storyline about an alien invasion. They are "pisshead" aliens, explain the duo. This is the opener, its cosmic groove setting the intergalactic tone.
Euros Childs - 'My Colander'
The former frontman of psychedelic Welsh folk-rockers Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Euros Childs is now a prolific solo artist who has retained his unique brand of excellent strangeness. This track from his forthcoming 13th solo album is a catchy paean to the kitchen utensil no-one can do without when it comes to draining things.
The Orielles - Let Your Dogtooth Grow
Halifax trio The Orielles are in thrall to the jingle jangle of mid-‘80s indie-pop. Their debut album stitches together all the best bits while mercifully circumnavigating any hints of tweeness, as you can hear on the whoah-oh-ohh powered whoosh of Let Your Dogtooth Grow.