Jimi Hendrix: and the gods made love
In the beginning were The Beatles. They brought music. Then Dylan came and he brought the Word. And then there was Hendrix. His gift was the guitar. And with it,…

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These critics of yours are so dumb: interviews with Foals
Journalist Lisa Forster sings the praises of Foals' fourth album, What Went Down. This, however, does not negate the fact that when meeting with her, frontman Yannis Filippakis and guitarist…

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10 frontmen who showed themselves in solo work
Any musical collective, good or not, has its own leader - this is the founder, vocalist, songwriter, ideological inspirer and a great charismatic, in the end (underline what is necessary).…

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Eccentricity and Melancholy: Interview with Florence + The Machine

Two hours before the interview, a call comes in: you cannot drive up early, but is it best right now? Arriving at the Boutique Hotel, located right in the center of the Covent Garden district of London, which we got in a terrible hurry, we are told: Florence suddenly decided that she would have lunch after our conversation, so we decided to postpone the meeting. Oh yes.

The meeting takes place in an old-fashioned furnished room. Florence seemed to have become taller since our last meeting four years ago. At least it became thinner. And pale. But despite all this, she is full of health and, importantly, is in a good mood.

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Muse Chaotic Symmetry: The Origin Of Symmetry

It was 2001, and humanity was entering the new millennium with hope and fear. Behind – a century of scientific and technological progress, bloody world wars, space exploration, postmodernism and the formation of popular music. Hundreds of musical genres and currents were born, strengthened, evolved, captured the world, crawled to the sidelines, went into oblivion and resurrected in a few decades.

In the late 90s, rock bands increasingly began to turn their eyes to the past. The Strokes and The White Stripes Americans and The Vines Australians, inspired by the aesthetics and sounds of the 60s and 80s, breathed life into garage rock and paved the way for countless indie bands from the 2000s. In Britain, the popularity of Britpop was gradually declining, and Tom York and his associates hit electronic Continue reading

Absolutely None: An Interview with Soak

She was named the new greatest UK songwriter: critics describe Soak as a tomboy girl from Northern Ireland with a skateboard, guitar behind her and touching songs in the arsenal.

But what is beyond the hype? A lot of things, says journalist Ayda Bagkherneyad.

Nobody goes around the bush, talking about her age. Bridi Monds-Watson, better known as Soak, first picked up the guitar at the age of 13, played her first concert at 15, and in 2012, when she turned 16, released her debut EP on a label owned by Chvrches. Now, at almost 18 years old, she is releasing her first album and shows that even with the label “singer-singer” that does not cause anything other than yawning, one can be dull. And the fact that adulthood and maturity is overrated, because some people Continue reading

Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded on November 20 in London, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

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Age is not a barrier: an interview with New Order
Everyone almost came to terms with the fact that, over the past 35 years, New Order played only a couple of concerts with hits that everyone heard for 100 laps,…

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Bernard Sumner: "As a child, I was fragile, but then I created myself a powerful armor
It is thanks to him that we know the cool melodies of Joy Division and the dreary euphoria of New Order. In 2015, with a new band and a new…

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Me and the Muse: Interview with Bobby Gillespie
Primal Scream is releasing a new album, "Chaosmosis", and their leader talks about the songs and eras that spawned him. 53-year-old Bobby Gillespie is the lead singer of Primal Scream,…

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