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…

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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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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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23 most depressed performers

Autumn is the darkest, wettest, depressing time of the year when each of us goes deep into ourselves. And although the New Year and the January holidays, which will give us a little respite, are just around the corner, like dawn in the dark. But even these holidays will pass and be erased from memory, and the next summer will seem infinitely distant. Among these bright flashes, we exist – always weighed down and pitying ourselves.

And why try to look at everything with different eyes? No, it’s better to drown in this despair … And to drown together with the darkest and most depressed musicians, where without music. After all, music paints this world of colors and emotions, and at the same time our world is a darker, gloomy sinister. So Continue reading

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 Jimmy Smith were in an exceptionally crappy mood. Overdone with entertainment. Ah, there it is. But the interview, however, turned out to be entertaining. Perhaps that is why.

The problem of the famous millennium indie groups is that they often do not want to listen to their new material. As a rule, after a couple of first releases nothing more convincing appears. What are The Hives doing? Or the vines? There is probably a reason that no one knows the answers to these questions. But it is also clear that for some this fate has passed. MGMT, for example, released their best songs after “Time Continue reading

Why The Stone Roses is still the coolest band in UK history

We could start the article with the words that The Stone Roses saved British rock music. That they became the reason for the appearance of Oasis, because they determined the shape and sound of the best bands of the 90s. We could also reveal a few secrets surrounding the name of this mysterious group. Of course, we will do all this, but only, you know, not at the beginning of the article. Let’s start it better, here’s how.

March 1989 I work at the Our Price Records music store in West London and receive a box of vinyl records in the mail. The most ordinary event for a music store, except that this time in a box is a real treasure.

Encouraging warnings that the year will be hot came earlier: a few months earlier boxes with nuclear Continue reading

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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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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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Legendary West End: Misty Albion musicals
In the modern world, for most people the word "musical" is traditionally associated with American Broadway, the shining lights and posters of many theaters, each of which beckons a charmed…

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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…

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