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.
"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.
"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.”
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.
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.
Follow All The News From This Year's Q Awards!
The 2018 Q Awards take place today, at The Roundhouse in Camden, north London. For breaking news on all of this year’s winners, follow our Twitter account or use #QAwards.
"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.
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 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.
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.
The French Revolution! Christine And The Queens Are On The Cover Of The New Q!
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.
Q Presents The Making Of... Hunter by Anna Calvi
On Wednesday 29 August, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity event at Terrace Bar at the Tate Modern, London, SE1 with Anna Calvi. The singer-songwriter will be talking through the creation of her excellent new album Hunter, discussing the genesis of the songs and the record’s themes, as well as fielding questions from the audience and treating the crowd to some stripped-down renditions of the tracks. Tickets for the intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 8 August, limited to two per person.
Q Presents The Making Of... Babelsberg by Gruff Rhys
In the second of our Q Presents The Making Of... series, on Thursday 14 June we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London, W1 with Gruff Rhys. Q writer Tom Doyle will join the Super Furry Animals frontman for an intimate evening of conversation about the making of Gruff’s brilliant new album, Babelsberg. What are the songs about? How did he design them? Accompanied by his acoustic guitar, Gruff will reveal all. He’ll also sign and sell copies too. Tickets are limited and on sale now.
Around The World With Wolf Alice! Britain's Best Young Band Are On The Cover Of The New Issue
In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 8 May, we go around the world with Wolf Alice, Britain’s best young band. Over two albums and four years, the London quartet have grown into an act with global potential, the best of their generation. Laura Barton joins them on the road in Bangalore, Manchester and LA to witness a group balanced thrillingly on the very precipice of greatness. “It could still be taken away from us very easily,” they tell here, warily.
Free Liam & Noel Special Edition!
Join Liam for a three-day-long victory lap and a joyous look back at his triumphant 2017 in your free digital edition of Q. Plus, we meet up with Noel on his recent Argentinian tour, where he puts the world to rights in his own inimitable style. Accessing your free special edition couldn’t be easier, just install the Q app on your phone or tablet and you’ll be reading your issue in seconds.
Q Presents The Making Of... Be More Kind by Frank Turner
On Thursday 24 May, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity live event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London W1 with Frank Turner. The folk-punk singer-songwriter will be interviewed on stage by Q’s Niall Doherty and the pair will discuss the genesis of his new album Be More Kind, discussing its creation, themes and recording, as well as fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for the intimate, 80-person event will go on sale from Dice.fm at 10am on Thursday 10 May, limited to two per person.