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Q Magazine

October 2019

Q magazine is inventive, insightful and irreverent. It's the UK's biggest-selling music magazine and the world's best music guide. Our journalists get the interviews and exclusives that no other magazine can! Their expertise provides reviews you can rely on and trust. Q magazine's new entertainment section features EVERYTHING you need to know about music, films, DVDs, radios, books, games and gadgets... which, coupled with the famous Q Magazine Reviews, and you've got what amounts to the most essential music and entertainment guide there is.

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English
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H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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IN THIS ISSUE

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backstage...

Sadly, this column must once again salute the passing of another inspired musician, gone several millennia before their time. This month we mourn the death of the great American singer and writer David Berman, whose talent as a chronicler of melancholic introspection with Silver Jews in the ’90s/’00s and latterly Purple Mountains vastly, cruelly dwarfed his commercial reach. Berman died aged just 52, on 7 August. He would’ve received a kick from the shocked waves of tributes in the aftermath of his death that correctly described him as one of the greatest lyricists of the age, because he certainly didn’t hear it enough when he was alive. Rest easy, David. And so, I again remind all of my friends reading to celebrate those whose work we love now, while they’re alive.…

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q magazine

EDITORIAL Editor Ted Kessler [Gangsters – The Special AKA] Deputy Editor Niall Doherty [Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure] Art Director Daniel Knight [Dream Baby Dream – Suicide] Production Editor Simon McEwen [London Calling – The Clash] Assistant Editor Chris Catchpole [Up The Junction – Squeeze] Picture Editor Monica Chouhan [Tragedy – The Bee Gees] Associate Copy Editor Matt Yates [Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson] Subbing Martin Boon [I Zimbra – Talking Heads] Editing Dave Everley [I Was Made For Lovin’ You – Kiss] Contributing Editors: Eve Barlow, Laura Barton, Mark Blake, Tom Doyle, Simon Goddard, John Harris, Dorian Lynskey, Jazz Monroe, Sylvia Patterson, Andrew Perry, Peter Robinson, Laura Snapes, Paul Stokes CONTRIBUTORS: Words: John Aizlewood, Matt Allen, Rachel Aroesti, Keith Cameron, Leonie Cooper, Michael Cragg, Hannah J Davies, Dave Everley, Hannah Flint, Eamonn Forde, Andy Fyfe,…

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nadine shah to present the 2019 q awards

“I’m going to be like this oddball Geordie lollipop lady.”Nadine Shah It takes a certain level of star quality to shine in a room that includes Bono, Noel Gallagher, Nile Rodgers, The Kinks, The Streets and Paul Weller. At last year’s Q Awards, singer-songwriter Nadine Shah did such a great job presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Suede’s Brett Anderson that we’ve invited her to host this year’s ceremony. “I’m quite nervous but it will be fine. I was there last year and loved it,” says Shah. “The Q Awards is just a bit cooler than other award ceremonies. It feels like mates who are musicians enjoying themselves, which is quite rare, so that makes it less terrifying.” Not only is Shah the Q Awards’ first female presenter, but it will be the…

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the 1975 gear up for album four

In May, The 1975 played the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama. It was a few days after the passing of the Human Life Protection Act, a bill that will bring a ban on abortion in almost all scenarios in the state, and the frontman knew there was no way he couldn’t say anything about it. It came five songs into their set, just before the song that has become the Manchester quartet’s LGBTQ+ anthem, Loving Someone. “I don’t believe it’s about the preservation of life, it’s about controlling women,” the singer said in an extended speech. “You are a disgrace, you are not men of God! You are simply misogynistic wankers.” Immediately, the singer felt the vibe change. A drunk punter at the front started aggressively booing. “I turned round and…

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aj tracey

“If I was in a room with Boris Johnson, I’d probably go to jail.” Where are you right now? [Groggily] I’m in my house in Chelsea. I just woke up. I was in the studio until 6.30 this morning. Did I wake you up? Nah, I just woke up to enjoy my day. It’s cool. It’s 2pm. Is this the usual time you get up? Nah, I usually get up earlier. Like lunchtime. Your single Ladbroke Grove is named after the area in London where you grew up. Pretend you work for the Ladbroke Grove tourist board and tell me why I should visit. [Mishearing] When you should visit? No, why. Oh, right. You should visit because it’s multi-cultural, it’s a melting pot, there’s great vibes, the community’s very caring. You can experience a different kind of London culture in…

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mercury rising

The albums shortlisted for the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize show just how much progress and creativity is happening in music right now. From the thrilling state-of-the-nation missives of slowthai and Dave to the righteous fury of IDLES and Dublin’s Fontaines D.C., this year’s list is characterised by both dazzling creativity and a fearless drive for innovation. There’s the envelope-pushing explorations of Cate Le Bon, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and newcomers Black Midi, while The 1975, Anna Calvi and Foals delivered career-high watermarks that stretched the parameters of what the album can achieve. It’s a spirit of thinking differently that both NAO and Little Simz brought to bear on their albums, records that both honed their own distinct voices while taking music into exciting new places. The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize champions the…

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