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Voting For The Q Awards 2019 Is Open!

Last year a galaxy of stars, including Paul Weller, Bono, Noel Gallagher, The Kinks, The Streets, Suede, Stefflon Don, Underworld and many more, descended on the Roundhouse in London for the annual Q Awards – the most exclusive event in the music calendar. This year’s ceremony, which takes place on 16 October at the Roundhouse, promises the same degree of star-studded pageantry and live music thrills. Biffy Clyro will perform a special Q Awards gig the night before, and another super-exciting show will be announced mid-September. And what’s more, help us choose the winners from this year’s categories and you could win a pair of tickets to the event. 

Voting For The Q Awards 2019 Is Open!

Celebrating Definitely Maybe's 25th Anniversary In The New Q!

In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oasis’s classic debut album, Definitely Maybe. We salute a record that went to Number 1 and changed the rules of the game for everyone, for ever. In a huge feature, Hamish MacBain reveals its innermost secrets, track by track, and those who were there to recall the chart battles, sacked drummers and giant stages in the year that followed its phenomenal success.

Celebrating Definitely Maybe's 25th Anniversary In The New Q!

Biffy Clyro To Headline Special Q Awards Show!

Biffy Clyro will play a special Q Awards show in London in October. They will take a break from the studio for a one-off gig at the Roundhouse, Camden, on Tuesday, 15 October, the day before the Q Awards. Pre-sale to Q subscribers, Roundhouse members and Biffy Clyro mailing list recipients starts at 9am on Wednesday, 31 July. General sale begins at 9am on 2 August. 

Biffy Clyro To Headline Special Q Awards Show!

Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue!

Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue, out on Tuesday 2 July. Ted Kessler joins the band in London and New York as Florence Welch tells him why it’s time for a change.

Florence + The Machine are on the cover of the new issue!

Liam Gallagher is on the cover of the new issue!

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!”  

Liam Gallagher is on the cover of the new issue!

Vampire Weekend Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 7 May, we go deep into the world of Vampire Weekend. Over two meetings in Los Angeles, band leader Ezra Koenig talks to Niall Doherty about fatherhood, their excellent fourth album and why he can’t stop over-thinking. “The album is so colourful and diverse,” he says. “After all these years gone, I needed to re-establish a bigger world.”

Vampire Weekend Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Primal Scream Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

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.

Primal Scream Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Check Out Q's Scritti Politti Playlist!

In the current issue of Q, out now, there’s an in-depth interview with Green Gartside. Scritti Politti leader Gartside reinvented his band multiple times: from avant-punk to soul-pop to rap-rock. Their classic Cupid & Psyche 85 LP still echoes through the likes of The 1975 and Hot Chip. Here’s a Q playlist of Scritti Politti’s finest moments, an audio accompaniment to the feature.

Check Out Q's Scritti Politti Playlist!

The 156 Most Influential Records Of All Time, In The New Issue!

In the new Q, out Tuesday 12 February, we reveal the most influential records of all time. Over the last few months, we’ve been polling our writers and a galaxy of musicians to find out which records would make the cut.

The 156 Most Influential Records Of All Time, In The New Issue!

"People Want Heroes!" 30 Years On: How The Stone Roses Changed The World

The new Q, out on Tuesday 15 January, traces the story of The Stone Roses and their game-changing debut album. To celebrate the record’s impending 30th anniversary, the band and their associates describe the trip from zeros to heroes and tell the tale of a record that changed the world. 

"People Want Heroes!" 30 Years On: How The Stone Roses Changed The World

"It's us, then everybody else." Arctic Monkeys are on the cover of the new issue!

The new Q, out on Tuesday 18 December, is our special review issue of 2018, including interviews with many of the artists who made the records in our huge Top 50 Albums Of The Year feature. There’s an extensive interview with cover stars Arctic Monkeys. Niall Doherty joins the quartet on the road in Seattle for merry drinks and the lowdown on how making Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino changed everything for them. “Arctic Monkeys is something I keep reminding myself has been around for half my lifetime,” says Alex Turner. “It’s never really not there.”

"It's us, then everybody else." Arctic Monkeys are on the cover of the new issue!

Q Legends: Led Zeppelin is out now!

The latest Q Legends, a series of one-off magazines dedicated to those artists who’ve earned legendary status in our opinion, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin with a special collector’s edition.

Q Legends: Led Zeppelin is out now!

Weller, Wolf Alice & Noel on the cover of the new Q!

The new issue of Q, out on Tuesday, 20 November, is a Q Awards special. Q has witnessed some vintage awards nights in its 30-plus years, but 2018 was something a bit special. We put you right at the heart of the action over 50 pages of new interviews conducted with the stars while topping up their glasses. Big winning trio Paul Weller, Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice and Noel Gallagher appear together on the cover. 

Weller, Wolf Alice & Noel on the cover of the new Q!

The 1975 Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out tomorrow, we go in deep with The 1975. Sylvia Patterson spends time with the quartet in England and Los Angeles to hear the story of how they became one of the world’s biggest bands by stealth and finds out how frontman Matty Healy pulled back from the abyss so as to push his group into a new galaxy.

The 1975 Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!

"We miss having that gang..." Beastie Boys are on the cover of the new issue!

In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday, 25 September, there’s an exclusive interview with Beastie Boys. The New Yorkers had one of the biggest-selling debuts of the 1980s and went on to record a string of era-defining, genre-busting records before Adam Yauch’s death in 2012 prompted Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz to pull down the shutters. After six years of silence and ahead of the release of their amazing career-spanning book, the remaining duo meet Eve Barlow in New York for their first interview since Yauch’s passing. 

"We miss having that gang..." Beastie Boys are on the cover of the new issue!

Q Awards 2018 Shortlist Nominations Announced!

We are excited to unveil the nominations for the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio. Once again, this year’s Q Awards will feature a very special post-awards gig as Wolf Alice and IDLES take to the stage at London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday 17 October.

Q Awards 2018 Shortlist Nominations Announced!

Q Legends: Paul Weller is out now!

Q Legends is a collector’s edition that focuses in on the biggest stars to have regularly graced Q since its launch in 1986. Using the huge in-house archive of material available, as well as new insight and rare photography, Q Legends takes an in-depth, luxurious, loving look at a career lived through the pages of Britain’s greatest music magazine. Paul Weller is the subject of this edition as we celebrate four decades of an icon in British music. In this bumper magazine, Weller recounts the rise and fall of The Jam, the soulful experimentation of The Style Council and explains the reasons behind the late-career purple patch of his solo years. Legendary photographers Pennie Smith and Tom Sheehan share rare and unseen photos and there’s a brand new interview with Weller about his new album True Meanings. Q Legends: Paul Weller is a must-read for all fans of the Modfather. Order a copy of Q Legends: Paul Weller from here straight to your door.

Q Legends: Paul Weller is out now!

Their Time Is Now... Interpol Are On The Cover Of The New Issue

In the new issue of Q, out now, we go inside the world's biggest cult band as Niall Doherty joins Interpol in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London to hear the story of how Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino became one of the most important bands to emerge from New York in modern times. The trio have amassed a diehard fanbase with their strand of intense, emotive rock music but at the heart of the group are three distinct personalities who grew up on different sides of the globe and whose unlikely bond has powered them to huge success.

Their Time Is Now... Interpol Are On The Cover Of The New Issue