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.


Q Presents The Making Of... Be More Kind by Frank Turner

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.


Around The World With Wolf Alice! Britain's Best Young Band Are On The Cover Of The New Issue

"This could be final..." Manic Street Preachers are on the cover of the new issue!

In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 10 April, the end looks nigh for Manic Street Preachers as they prepare to release their magnificent 13th album. Sylvia Patterson travels back to the scene of their earliest triumph to discover Nicky Wire standing on the precipice of an almighty midlife crisis. “Nicky’s retreated before. After the mega success of Everything Must Go, he was happier in his garden. But he is quite fragile. This could be final. This could be final,” says James Dean Bradfield. 

"This could be final..." Manic Street Preachers are on the cover of the new issue!

Win Tickets To Øya Festival!

Q has a pair of VIP festival tickets, flights and accommodation to win to Øya Festival, the famous annual music knees-up in Norway. Taking place in Oslo from 7-11 August, Øya is one of the most revered festivals in the world. This year it has one of the most enviable line-ups on the summer calendar, with appearances from Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and many more. For tickets and full line-up information, head here. Entrants must be 18 or over. 

Win Tickets To Øya Festival!

At Home With The King Of The Wild Frontier… Jack White Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday, 13 March, we join Jack White at home in Nashville as he prepares to release his third solo album. We hear how with each new record, White has to find a new way to make things difficult for himself. “I’m too strange for mainstream, I’m too mainstream for underground,” the former White Stripes frontman tells Dorian Lynskey.

At Home With The King Of The Wild Frontier… Jack White Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Q Legends: U2 is out now!

Our Q Legends: U2 special is out now, revisiting classic interviews and iconic photos. Read about what's inside the second edition of our collector's series.

Q Legends: U2 is out now!

Eels - 'The Deconstruction'

The title track of Mark "E" Everett's 12th LP as Eels sounds like a broken nursery rhyme, sweet melodies and fluttering strings masking the song's melancholic core. A captivating return from one of indie-rock's most consistent songwriters.

Eels - 'The Deconstruction'

Richard Russell: In The Court Of The Creative King

Richard Russell progressed from hawking rave 12 inchers around Soho for XL Records to running the label, turning The Prodigy and Adele into international stars. He produced Gil Scott-Heron and Bobby Womack’s last albums, but, writes Tom Doyle, it was Russell’s own brush with mortality that prompted his first solo excursion, co-starring Damon Albarn, Giggs, Brian Eno and others.

Richard Russell: In The Court Of The Creative King

Wild Beasts: This Is The End, My Friends

Wild Beasts emerged in 2008 as an antidote to lumpen lad rock, delivering a unique brand of rakish, ambitious and emotionally intelligent pop. Their star seemed to be in the ascendant ever since... until they suddenly announced they were splitting in September last year. Laura Snapes meets them to find out why.

Wild Beasts: This Is The End, My Friends

The Photo Issue, Out Now!

The new issue of Q is a photo spectacular, featuring 75 stunning pages of classic rock'n'roll imagery. We hear the amazing tales behind classic, rare and unseen pictures of Bowie, Blur, PJ Harvey, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, U2, Bjork, Morrissey, Kate Bush, Joy DivisionFlorence & The Machine, OasisBlur, Manics, Skepta, Cat Power and many, many more from the photographers who took them.

The Photo Issue, Out Now!

Mark E Smith's Final Q Interview

Mark E Smith formed The Fall as a teenager in 1976 with the explicit goal of tethering primitive music to intelligent lyrics. By 2015, thirty albums and countless band members later, he remained unusually faithful to that mission. But at what cost? In Smith’s last Q interview, Ted Kessler met him in the boozer to find out.

Mark E Smith's Final Q Interview

Mark E Smith 1957-2018

Mark E Smith was the ultimate outlier, a genius contrarian who carved out one of the most singular bodies of work in British music. His sad passing has prompted thousands of heartfelt obituaries. Q’s Simon McEwen revisits The Fall's 32 studio albums and chooses his six favourites.

Mark E Smith 1957-2018

Inside The New Issue...

Take a look at what's inside the new issue, featuring Liam Gallagher, First Aid Kit, Franz Ferdinand, Richard Russell, Paloma Faith, Saul Adamczewski, Kasabian and much more...

Inside The New Issue...

Ty Segall - 'Fanny Dog'

The first track on Ty Segall's new 19-track album sees the prolific Californian at his most epic, summoning the spirit of Hendrix for a stroll down the Stones' Exile On Main St, all recorded with every needle on the recording desk in the red. 

Ty Segall - 'Fanny Dog'

On tour and in the pub with Liam Gallagher, on the cover of the new Q!

On the victory lap. On the ales. On a massive wind-up. In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 16 January, Q joins Liam Gallagher for three nights of noise and confusion. We report from triumphant shows in Cardiff and Manchester before spending an entertaining afternoon in the pub with Liam in London.

On tour and in the pub with Liam Gallagher, on the cover of the new Q!