Q July 2020
In the new issue of Q, there’s exclusive lockdown interviews with thirty-four of music’s brightest sparks. We check in with some of our favourite artists across the globe, including Liam Gallagher, Laura Marling, Dave Grohl, Jarvis Cocker, Wiley, Matty Healy, Nadine Shah, Little Simz, Guy Garvey and many more.
Our At Home With Everyone special spreads across the entire issue. Laura Marling tells Laura Barton all about her new album, which she surprise-released a few weeks ago, Dave Grohl fills us in on the new Foo Fighters record, Jarvis Cocker has a good natter with Sylvia Patterson, giving her the lowdown on the long-awaited debut from his JARV IS… project. We speak to a host of artists as they tell us about their lives in lockdown. Matty Healy explains how he’s already working on new music despite The 1975 only just finishing their next record, we check in with The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on his way to pick up breakfast for the family, as well as interviews with Perfume Genius, Nadine Shah, Little Simz, Serge Pizzorno, Laura Jane Grace, Guy Garvey, Sigrid, Tim Burgess, Amyl And The Sniffers, Shaun Ryder and more.
Liam Gallagher is the subject of this month’s Cash For Questions. Alongside specially commissioned illustrations by Pete Fowler, he answers your queries, filling us in on his lockdown routine and telling us all about the tipi he’s put up in his garden.
The singer-songwriter Donovan has been at the forefront of musical counterculture since the early 1960s - and he has a tale or two to tell. Tom Doyle meets him for an avalanche of anecdotes. This month’s Q Maverick is Sparks. From isolation in LA, the pop innovators look back over a 50-year career and tell Simon Goddard all about their typically eccentric new album.
We also introduce a new lockdown pastime as two Q writers enlist experts to help them navigate their way through genres of music they’ve always run scared of. With this month’s Out To Lunch feature not an option, instead London rapper Big Zuu gives us a cookery class over Zoom. He teaches Niall Doherty how to master his mum’s jollof rice.
In the Q Review, we appraise new albums from The 1975, Laura Marling, Gerry Cinnamon, Ghostpoet, Joan As Police Woman, Mark Lanegan and more. All this and more in the new Q.
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