inside 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.
It’s your chance to grill Keane! The quartet will appear in Cash For Questions in a future issue of Q. Do you have a question for Tom Chaplin and co.? If so, send it to email@example.com. You’ll get £25 for each printed in Q!
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!”
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.”
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.
Sleaford Mods frontman Jason Williamson will be the first guest on Q Presents The Making Of.
Q are offering readers and Foals fans a must-have Foals-designed cover issue with an exclusive flexi disc. It’s limited to just 2000 copies and won’t be available in the shops.
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.
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 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.
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.”
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.