Q March 2020

Supergrass are on the cover of the new issue. It’s been 10 years since they last pumped on our stereo but Britpop’s perkiest band are back. Niall Doherty meets Gaz Coombes, Danny Goffey, Mick Quinn and Rob Coombes to find out how their reunion came about and if there’s any plans to make it permanent. “It’s emotional,” they tell him.

Also in the issue, Dorian Lynskey looks back on 1995, the year Supergrass released their debut but when a host of other game-changing records came out too. It was the year when anything seemed possible. Sylvia Patterson joins Gerry Cinnamon in Aberdeen to find out how the Glaswegian man-of-the-people has become stadium-huge entirely under his own steam, armed only with his acoustic guitar, a pedal board, a harmonica and a collection of songs to learn and sing. Dave Everley heads to the Shiiine On Weekender, the Butlin’s-based festival where the ’90s never really died. He speaks to bands, promoters and punters at this hub of retromania. 

From Tame Impala to The Killers to U.S. Girls to Run The Jewels to King Krule, we talk to some of the biggest movers and shakers returning to the musical fray in our huge 2020 preview. Andrew Perry climbs aboard the tourbus of Oz Rock wunderkinds The Chats as they wreak anarchy in the UK and Leonie Cooper joins London indie explorers The Big Moon at home for pizza and philosophy, discovering just what opened their doors of perception on their excellent second record.

Another group high on the fumes of re-formation this month is London quartet Bombay Bicycle Club. Kate Solomon joins their tour in the US to find out what brought them back together. Sensitive, chart-topping Irish balladeer Dermot Kennedy is joined on the road by Sylvia Patterson and Kate Hutchinson speaks to London dance-pop sensation Georgia.

The subject of this issue’s Cash For Questions is US singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis. Mark Lanegan shares his 10 Commandments for living, Marriage Story director Noah Baumbach tells us about the albums that changed his life and Last Word goes to Savages and now-solo singer Jehnny Beth. In the Q Review, we rate new albums from Green Day, Kesha, Mac Miller, Destroyer and more.

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Q March 2020