Lana Del Rey Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!
In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday 22 October, there’s an exclusive interview with Lana Del Rey. The feature is part of a huge Songs Of The Decade special and Del Rey’s 2011 breakthrough single Video Games is the most voted-for entry. Ted Kessler visits her in Laurel Canyon to hear how the 2010s belonged to America’s finest modern singer-songwriter.
Win Two Tickets To The Q Awards 2019 Courtesy Of Fender Play!
Thanks to our friends at Fender Play, you could be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to this year’s star-studded Q Awards. The Q Awards 2019 will take place on Wednesday 16 October at the Roundhouse, London, with doors opening at 4.25pm.
Anna Calvi Wins The Fender Play Award At This Year's Q Awards
Today we reveal that Anna Calvi is this year’s recipient of the Fender Play Award at the Q Awards 2019. The Fender Play award is a special accolade that celebrates an artist at the forefront of modern guitar music. The prize is named after Fender Play, Fender’s complete learning subscription app for guitar, bass and ukulele which makes it more fun and easier than ever to learn and hone new musical skills.
Nadine Shah To Present The 2019 Q Awards!
It takes a certain level of star quality to shine in a room that includes Bono, Noel Gallagher, Nile Rodgers, The Kinks, The Streets and Paul Weller. At last year’s Q Awards, singer-songwriter Nadine Shah did such a great job presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Suede’s Brett Anderson that we’ve invited her to host this year’s ceremony.
The Specials Are On The Cover Of The New Issue!
Forty years ago this October, The Specials released their debut, an album that was black and white, diverse yet coherent, jaunty yet bleak and inspirationally political. It changed the world. As did its follow-up and several other singles. But within three years they’d dissolved in a rancour that persists to this day. Yet, as they tell Dorian Lynskey, the existing three members have never been happier.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.”
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.
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.