The best Manchester bands of all time
The expression "Manchester music" itself has become tautological, given the activity with which this city generates significant groups. An almost impossible feat is to fit the unique Manchester scene of…

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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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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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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

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 album, “Music Complete”, he prepared new shocks for us.

Bernard Sunmer has a headache. Sitting in a soft pink armchair in the corner of a stuffed office with curved floors on the third floor of the so-so-worn-out Union Club in Soho, dressed in black all over New Order vocalist and former Joy Division guitarist politely wonders if he can’t take off his sunglasses during an interview and not close the window overlooking the bustling greek street.

And there are reasons for these requests. To begin with, we met at the end of a long day devoted entirely to an interview in support of the new album New Order, which comes out after a 10-year hiatus. Unlike the latest LP “Waiting For The Sirens’ Call”, released in 2005 and more likely to be pragmatic in nature and from Sumner’s rock rock project during the “Bad Lieutenant” release, the new album “Music Complete” is a bold collection of eclectic electronics. Continue reading

John Peel: The Legend of British Broadcasting

It has been eleven years since the death of the legendary British radio host and disc jockey John Peale, but so far no one has been able to compare with such a talent.

To this day, everyone really lacks Peel’s constant curiosity, his authoritative point of view, and sweet quirks. John Peel, who died in October 2004, shaped the tastes of several generations of fans of good music.

He showed the world hippies who listened to his program, The Perfumed Garden, broadcast from midnight to two in the morning during the Love Summer at the pirate station Radio London. To the psychedelic sounds of love, Peel watched in California how great new bands were emerging, such as the Continue reading

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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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Muse - "Drones". Two months later. Aftertaste
Disputes over the new work of Muse "Drones" have already subsided. And now, a couple of months after the album’s release, we’ll take a look at it again, so to…

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Our task is to write sincerely, without any tricks. Interview with Gayana
The Moscow English-speaking group Gayana is a fresh project of the domestic music scene, which performs refined eighteenth-century pop music. The unique music and style of Gayana turned out to…

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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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