Q magazine is the ultimate guide to modern music, distilling it down to the good stuff. Well respected by artists and labels, we have unrivalled access to modern music’s biggest names.
Employing the world’s best music writers and photographers, we deliver our features with the depth and craft only a monthly music mag can – taking the time to get to the core of a story and producing a magazine you can truly luxuriate in.
Our current and back issues are below…
Q Summer Special 2017£4.50
In this issue:
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL… LIAM GALLAGHER “Love and abuse. That’s what I’m about.”
On the road with U2
Royal Blood: The return of rock’s hottest band!
Angel Olsen: Meet folk-pop’s new avenger
Disco Dungeon?! Charlotte Church’s excellent adventure!
Plus… The War On Drugs, Big Boi, The The, Wiley, Lucy Rose, Black Grape
Q July 2017£4.50
The new issue of Q celebrates 40 years of Paul Weller with two special covers to collect. Simon Goddard met Weller on the eve of the release of his new album, A Kind Revolution, which, by amazing coincidence, comes exactly 40 years after his debut with The Jam. From punk beginnings to the biggest band of his generation to The Style Council, to the Britpop breakdown and beyond, we chart his ongoing coronation as mod’s living monarch.
Also in the new issue, Ted Kessler heads to the US to see Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods win over New York and Laura Barton visits avant-pop hero Perfume Genius at his home to hear about his latest transformation. This month’s Q Maverick is Will Oldham, who under Bonnie “Prince” Billy and other aliases has carved a career that’s slowly swayed from lo-fi folk to spectral electronica. Matt Allen met him in New Orleans. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s a Beth Ditto feature by Sylvia Patterson and we speak to the A&R men who discovered the stars. Also in the new Q, Niall Doherty looks beyond Glastonbury, Reading and V to compile Q’s bespoke boutique festival guide.
The subject of this month’s Cash For Questions is Craig David, while Run The Jewels deliver their edicts on how to live in 10 Commandments. We report from Lorde’s triumphant live comeback, head Out To Lunch with Goldie and visit Everything Everything in the studio. This month’s Q reviews section features live reviews of Stormzy and PJ Harvey, and we run the rule over new albums from Kendrick Lamar, The Charlatans, Jane Weaver, The Amazons and more.
You will receive one cover selected at random.
Q June 2017£4.50
In this issue:
Gorillaz – “let’s make a party record for the world going nuts!”
Blondie – atomic new 12-page interview
Spiritualized – still floating in space
Fleet Foxes – drop out and crack up
Collector’s cover – Drawn exclusively for Q by Jamie Hewlett
Charlatans, Thundercat, John Lydon, The XX, Glass Animals…
Q April 2017£4.50
In this issue:
The Strokes – and the debut albums that changed music: a hand picked selection of revolutionary sounds
Kate Bush: the trauma behind the kick inside
The Jesus and Mary chain – the art riot of psychocandy
EXCLUSIVE interview: Elbow – they're back… to save the world!
Rock against Trump – a five-point action plan
Future islands – Bastille – Laura Marling – Drake
Also starring: Lady Gaga, Joy Division, The Specials, Sex Pistols, Arcade fire, Nas & more!
Q March 2017£4.50
Inside the March issue, Q celebrates the life and music of George Michael with the ultimate tribute, featuring his life in music and his 20 greatest songs.
We have an exclusive interview with The XX, as the self-effacing Putney trio prepare to unleash their fabulous new album, I See You, on the world.
There's a 43-page 2017 preview special where we sneak a look (and listen) at the best new music coming out this year, starring the likes of U2, Kasabian, The Killers, Royal Blood, Paul Weller, The Vaccines and more.
The Cure & Skepta Live
PLUS MUCH MORE!
Q February 2017 – with Best of 2016 CD!£4.99
In the new issue of Q, we head to Paris for an audience with Pete Doherty. Sylvia Patterson spends two nights with Doherty at the Bataclan discussing remembrance, violence, heroin, detox, love, music, crack pipes, Amy Winehouse and every point in-between. “I’m alright, I think, in myself, I’m alright,” he says.
On sale from Tuesday, 13th December, the issue also features Q’s 50 albums of 2016 and comes with a cover-mounted CD containing 15 hand-picked tracks from some of the year’s best records. As part of our coverage of the year, there’s a six-page reminder why the world belonged to David Bowie in 2016 and a preview of the forthcoming David Bowie: The Last Five Years BBC documentary. There’s a 23-page special tribute to Leonard Cohen as told through his 20 best songs and a piece by Adam Cohen about his dad, who he described as “the best-known short-order chef in the world.”
This month’s Q Maverick is The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who tells Tom Doyle that the band are “doing whatever the fuck we want and no-one is going to stop us.” Paul Brannigan joins hard-rock contenders Avenged Sevenfold on the roof of a tall building in LA to hear about their masterplan for world domination. This month’s Cash For Questions subjects are indie-rock trio Courteeners, Slaves take us through their record collection and Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe runs through his 10 Commandments for living. We join Laura Marling in the studio to discuss her eagerly-awaited sixth album and go for lunch with Jon Bon Jovi, who leaves Q to finish off his leftover sushi.
Elsewhere, we join Tuareg rockers Tinariwen in the desert for a special gig and witness Coldplay up close as they play an intimate show at London’s Palladium. The Q Review section runs the rule over new records from Neil Young, The Flaming Lips, A Tribe Called Quest, The Rolling Stones and Common amongst many others.
Q January 2017£4.50
In this All-Star Awards Issue:
How was it for you? 2016: The Ultimate Review!
58-pages of exclusive interviews:
- The 1975
- James Bay
- M.I.A. Coldplay
- Christine & The Queens
- The Charlatans
- Jack Garratt
- Biffy Clyro
- PLUS MORE!
New albums overload! Pete Doherty, Metallica, Kate Bush and Lady Gaga!
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