Straight from Nottingham: Interview with Jake Bugg
Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot "X Factor" and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is…

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Male Friendship: Interview with FFS
Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album…

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Male Friendship: Interview with FFS
Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album…

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in Scotland

Royal Blood: everything you need to know about a duet from Brighton

For some couple of years, the British band Royal Blood has grown from “promising” newcomers to one of the largest rock bands. We decided to make a list of interesting facts you need to know about this rock duo from Brighton.

At the very beginning, as children, both members of the group showed the ability to behave on stage (see “boasting”). Ben still keeps a photo of the 18-month-old himself sitting at the installation, while Mike was a wizard child, eager for someone else’s attention. The next trick will be the release of the very hit album “Royal Blood”.

What is more surprising, Mike grew up at the age of 16 under the Christian church. After his 16th Continue reading

Almost Best Brothers: Interview with Disclosure

Three years ago, Guy and Howard Lawrence, speaking as Disclosure, began trying to make a difference in the radio charts for the better. Last September, the band released their second album, “Caracal”. Henier Richter decided to interview them and met in Berlin two mature, confident and very dissimilar musicians.

I want to apologize right away: three years ago we released an article about Disclosure’s debut album “Settle” under the title “Mama’s Sons.” Not too nice of us. But what can you do if there are two such nice, polite and at the same time young guys who have made a perfect start in their careers thanks to their musical parents? Father is the guitarist in the group, mother produces radio jingles. Continue reading

12 ordinary people to whom great songs are dedicated

Almost all performers, ask them more specifically about whom they sing, will find a way to evade the answer: to protect someone’s privacy or to maintain intrigue.

Although there are some songs about real characters which we know. In the song “Disco 2000” Pulp sings about Deborah Bone, with whom Jarvis Cocker grew up. And, judging by the lyrics, her name didn’t suit her at all. The heroine of Suzanne by Leonard Cohen found that the song violated the framework of her personal life, and for Geraldine from the Geraldine group of Glasvegas, the song became one of the most touching acts that she had ever committed.

Here is a list of 12 people immortalized by music, whether they like it or not. Continue reading

10 tools that changed the world of music
The time has come to get into the dark closet and get out of there the ten most epochal musical instruments that have allowed music today to become what it…

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Best Second Albums of All Time
Musicians often have difficulty writing a second album. This may be a bright debut, which requires no less vivid continuation, or the reverse situation, when the second album is almost…

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Under pressure: interview with Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro is preparing to release their seventh album, "Ellipsis", in which they managed to ditch the brain-blowing prog rock of their last three records in something even more, hmm,…

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Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career
Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities - anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes.…

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