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Watch an exclusive clip from The National’s Mistaken

What happens when the frontman of successful indie band invites his slacker brother to help them out on their biggest tour? The National frontman Matt Berninger tried that taking younger sibling Tom on the road… and the latter turned his experiences into documentary Mistaken For Strangers. With the film set to be released in UK […]

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Watch the new video for The Orwells’ North Ave

The Orwells release their new album Disgraceland today (2 June) and they’ve given Q the premiere of the video of North Ave from the record to mark the occasion. Watch the full clip below, meanwhile the band have just kicked off a UK tour and Edinburgh’s Electric Circus tonight. Head toTheorwells.com for full details.

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Watch a full Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds gig

Watch a full Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds gig on right now on Q. The show, available to watch below, was recorded at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre last year, and was only available on a limited live stream at the time. However you can watch the whole thing in full now thanks to Love […]

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Another Day, Another Time gig

Movie Inside Llewyn Davis and a concert film based on its soundtrack, Another Day, Another Time, are released on Monday (26 May) – and we have an exclusive clip of Jack White performing from the gig. Watch him performing a version of The White Stripes’ I Can Tell We’re Going To Be Friends at a […]

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Watch The Pierces’ new video for Kings

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Mini Mansions – Vertigo (ft Alex Turner)

Name: Mini Mansions Track name: Vertigo (ft Alex Turner) Hometown: Los Angeles Who? Queens of the Stone Age’s Michael Shuman, plus Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford and a cheeky Monkey. Why now? This track, featuring a little help from the Arctic Monkeys frontman, appears on Mini Mansions new album The Great Pretenders, which came out on […]

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Bitter Ruin

Dark cabaret from Brighton currently wowing musicians and comedians everywhere. Hometown: Brighton. The lineup: Ben Richards and Georgia Train. The background: If those ones to watch lists were based on votes from celebrities, not critics, today’s new band – duo, actually – would rank very highly indeed. Comedians love them. Stephen Fry tweeted about them, […]

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Claire

German music machine whose songs have iconic pop elements. Hometown: Munich. The lineup: Josie Claire Burkle (vocals), Florian Kiermaier (guitar), Fidolin Achten (drums), Matthias Hauck (synths), Nepomuk Heller (synths). The background: Historically when a band has taken a simple christian or surname – the Smiths, James, Raymonde – it has signalled an intention on the […]

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Mutual Benefit

Nomadic American produces album of superbly blurry, lush indie pop about life and love. Hometown: Brooklyn. The lineup: Jordan Lee (vocals, instruments), plus assorted musicians including Andrew Morehart, Katie Pierce, Bradley Will, Marc Merza and Samuel Yager. The background: “Look, this is a bloody great Sunday record,” wrote a Mancunian friend in an email on, […]

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Bad Rabbits

Dirty ’80s funk revisited from an outfit much loved by Prince. Hometown: Boston, MA. The lineup: Fredua “Dua” Boakye (vocals), Sheel Davé (drums), Salim Akram (guitar), Graham Masser (bass), Santiago Araujo (guitar). The background: Like that other new-ish soul-dance outfit Quadron, Bad Rabbits have been around for a while but this is being touted as […]

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Andrew Ashong

He’s the psych-soul brother stoned on ethereal jazzy grooves. Hometown: Forest Hill, London. The lineup: Andrew Ashong (vocals, music). The background: Sam Smith is this year’s winner of the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice award, which puts him at the commercial vanguard of a new soul wave. There were, at last count, around two dozen emerging male […]

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