Q April 2020

On the 30th anniversary of their debut and just before the arrival of their 13th album, Dave Everley joins Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool on the road to discover how they’ve managed to sell over 40 million albums of “honest” punk rock and remain best pals for three decades.
 
Also in the issue... we meet the acts that you need to hear in 2020 as Moses Boyd, Charlotte Adigéry, 100 Gecs, Black Country, New Road, Bali Baby, Fred again.., Lucinda Chua and Aitch feature in our The Shape Of Sounds To Come feature. There’s a host of in-depth interviews as Tom Doyle meets King Krule to find out how becoming a dad changed Archy Marshall, Victoria Segal heads to Wuthering Heights country to discover how former TV actor Keeley Forsyth feels like she’s truly found her artistic range as a singer and musician and Moses Sumney tells Jazz Monroe how he likes to make music that defies categorisation. “Male, black, American, African, Californian, handsome, ugly,” he explains, “any category is so boring to me.”
 
This issue’s Q Maverick is Cornershop leader Tjinder Singh. Sylvia Patterson spends time with him and discovers how the singer and songwriter has always been satisfyingly contrary. February 14th is fast approaching, and to mark the occasion we have compiled the ultimate Valentine’s Day soundtrack – be warned, though, some of them are a bit weepy. Our writers also pick their song, describing the track that transports them to a place of great personal romantic significance, be it good, bad or somewhere in-between.
 
The subject of this issue’s Cash For Questions is comedian Stewart Lee, who answers your queries on Mark E Smith, Celebrity Mastermind and getting mugged. Ezra Furman outlines his life lessons in 10 Commandments, we head Out To Lunch with La Roux, check in with M Huncho as he heads home from an intense workout at the gym. Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien gives us the lowdown on his debut solo album and Wiley opens up on his beef with Stormzy and what he’s planning next.
 
In the Q Review, we run the rule over new records from Tame Impala, U.S. Girls, J Hus, Halsey, Caribou and many more.

All this in the new issue of Q, order your copy today!

Q April 2020