Indie labels: the best of the best
It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may…

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Return of the Legend: An Interview with Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft. At one time, the leader of The Verve, one of the most iconic and successful bands of the 1990s. Then he performed solo, and after that he disappeared…

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Indie labels: the best of the best
It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may…

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Paul Weller: In Paul We Trust

Sunset The Jam during the commercial zenith, the total debacle of The Style Council, returning to the scene as a nostalgic rocker with recent albums as charmingly chaotic as the baskets from the flea market: Paul Weller has been doing what he wants for 40 years. Looking back, you can understand that you can trust him. Although this is sometimes difficult.

My ever-changing mood
The last precedent was 8 years ago: Paul Weller just recorded a live album, “Catch-Flame!” First new songs, then favorite songs by fans, solo hits and, finally, a powerful classic of past years: The Style Council songs “Shout To The Top”, “Long Hot Summer” and The Jam’s tracks “That’s Entertainment” and “Town Called Malice” . The 2007 Weller is the guarantor of an inspiring, furiously masculine rock Continue reading

Friendly takeover: interview with FFS

If the company does not have economic development, this often leads to a merger with a competitor. Is it exactly the same in music? With many so-called supergroups, this is still happening.

Two groups – Sparks and Franz Ferdinand merged under the name FFS. Looking for a reason for such an act, Martin Riemann found nothing but love.

Supergroup. A word that does not automatically inspire enthusiasm. Although everything is usually true with the “super” part, the word “group” is in doubt. How will everything work when the best come together? Who is the leader, who plays the rhythm guitar, who just can sit in the back of the bus during the tour? The fact that the meeting of super-musicians can become an ego-infringing clash is not realized Continue reading

Morphine: “We treat every tour as the last

No matter how much I (as, by the way, many others) love Morphine’s music, it was not a group from which anyone would expect a contract with a major record label. There are too many factors against: the drug in the title, gloomy sound, lyrics similar to the texts of hipsters, a strange set of instruments (drums, saxophone-baritone and two-string bass … damn it, two-string).

Morphine challenged my and probably my own expectations. I had dinner with the band’s frontman, inventor of double-string bass Mark Sandman, in his, probably, favorite place – restaurant / rock club “Middle East” – in his, apparently, favorite area – at the central square – a month before the album’s release ” Like Swimming. ” He was the fourth in their discography and the first recorded on the famous Continue reading

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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…

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