Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. cite James Joyce and TS Elliot as the main influences on their fourth single. You can certainly hear it in frontman Grian Chatten’s surreal monologue here, delivered in a tar-thick accent over anxious sounding post punk styled guitars.
There’s a pleasing looseness to the third single from Brown’s new solo album. He plays the role of wise crooner over a tremolo-heavy slow sway that ends just as the baggy beat is getting into its groove.
Pratt’s latest single is testament to her singular genius. Over two repeated guitar chords, her voice floats towards you like something from another plane of existence, her lyrics painting a picture of an eternity of sadness. Spellbinding.
On Wednesday 10 October, we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social, W1, with John Grant. The American singer-songwriter will be talking about the creation of his brilliant new album Love Is Magic, discussing its lyrical themes and how he developed the record’s electronic sound. He will also be fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for this intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 26 September, limited to two per person.
Publishing on 9 November, The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star’s Guide To Life is an enlightening guide presenting ten rules for life from fifty musicians, including Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, Mary J Blige, Bono and more. The 10 Commandments will feature unseen and unpublished material as well as a compilation of the finest selections from the Q Magazine archives.
Interpol and Q have teamed up to bring you a hugely limited-edition package that celebrates the release of their brilliant new album, Marauder. The set includes a beautifully produced 7-inch single featuring exclusive non-album track All At Once on black vinyl and housed in a specially-produced sleeve (see below). The package also includes a unique edition of Q with a bespoke cover designed by Interpol themselves (see above).
The new album from Jason Pierce promises to be one of the most expansive bedroom records ever made. It's hard to fathom how its opener is all just one man, a swirling soul ballad that you can't see to the bottom of.
On Thursday 19 July, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London W1 with James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers.
The indie stars will be supported at this year’s Roundhouse gig, taking place on Wednesday 17 October, by IDLES.
Our friends at The Social are hosting a series of special free events over the next few months. The second Prison Tan Series begins at the W1, London bar and venue this Friday, kicking off 13 Friday parties across June, July and August. As well as the free entry, there's two-for-one drinks before 8pm. The venue has teamed up with a selection of labels and bands to put together an excellent line-up.
Beach House's seventh album doesn't stray far from the Baltimore duo's trusted formula - mournful vocals laid over shimmering organs. Dive does display a slight retooling, its glacial start giving way to New Order-like propulsion.
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.