Q: Interpol – Oct 2018

Interpol: their time is now. The world’s biggest cult band are on the cover of the October issue!

In this issue of Q, dedicated to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, we celebrate the return of New York rock trio Interpol as they release their brilliant sixth album, Marauder. Over two decades, singer Paul Banks, guitarist Daniel Kessler and drummer Sam Fogarino have amassed a diehard fanbase with their strand of intense, emotive rock music. Niall Doherty joins each member of the band in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London to hear the story of how an Essex boy, a West Londoner and a Philadelphia native became one of the most important bands to emerge from the Big Apple in modern times.

Also in the issue, we talk to Modfather Paul Weller about his new collection of reflective, acoustic ballads and hear how Elvis Costello beat cancer to complete his 31st album. On the eve of psychedelic punk-rock voyagers The Beta Band reissuing their stunning The Three Eps from 1998, Tom Doyle finds out from the quartet how it all went so right for them, until it all went so wrong. Sylvia Patterson visits London’s Tate Modern for a spot of art appreciation with Anna Calvi and hears how she explored “subversive sexuality” to create her superb new album, Hunter. Elsewhere, Rachel Aroesti chats to Villagers’ Conor O’Brien to discover that not even tragedy and bigotry could stop the Irish singer/guitarist emerging triumphant. Grammy-award-winning DJ Zedd tells Peter Robinson how hard work is how you make the biggest hits of the past decade, while Andrew Perry investigates what happens when the front person leaves a group, as it did for Prince’s New Power Generation, Bowie’s backing band and Queen. This month’s Q Maverick is American songwriter Marissa Nadler, who regales Eve Barlow with every day tales of sadness, madness and the end of love.

Drum’n’bass legend Goldie is the subject of this issue’s Cash For Questions, we run through the record collection of hip-hop star Mac Miller and Dave Everley has lunch with Chic legend Nile Rodgers in Abbey Road studios. The Q review runs the rule on new albums from Paul McCartney, Christine And The Queens, Paul Weller, Spiritualized and more, while we take front-row seats at spectacular live shows by Drake and George Ezra.

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Q: Interpol – Oct 2018