Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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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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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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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 called “FFS”, and, as Chris Cottingham from NME found out, it gave a lot of new strength to both groups.

Just think, because nothing would have happened if Alex Kapranos had not broken his tooth. In 2013, the 43-year-old frontman Franz Ferdinand was on a tour in Uruguay with the group when he was unsuccessful and Kapranos did not dare to entrust himself to the local health care system. The next stop was San Francisco, where manager Franz Ferdinand had an appointment with dentist Huey Lewis. Yes, Huey Lewis from the 1980s pop rockers Huey Lewis And The News. It looked like his toothbrush was the Continue reading

Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines

Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released.

Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh blood into the band,” says Pete Doherty.

There is a saying in Thailand, just in case of absolutely unbelievable events: residents say “Châat nâa dton-bàai”, which means “Everything will happen one evening, in your next reincarnation.” In England they would say “When hell freezes” or “When The Libertines record a new album.”

And somehow, one of the most incredible days has come. At the end of 2014, for the first time in a Continue reading

The Next Great Phenomenon: Interview with Wolf Alice

Not so long ago, stepping out of teens, in 2013 Wolf Alice with a handful of songs turned the music world upside down. While the label “grunge” stuck to them from the very beginning, on their debut album “My Love Is Cool” they finally blurred the boundaries between genres.

Michaela Gladovich met with vocalist Ellie Rousell and drummer Joel Emey in Berlin and interviewed.

Another young British indie band, from which, after a couple of EPs, all music critics just write boiling water. Magazines and blogs show off their accolades, the BBC in 2013 called Wolf Alice “the most-write-about-blogging group.” A year later, they received the “Best New Artist” award at the UK Festival Awards. With their first longplay “My Love Is Cool”, Ellie Rousell (guitar, vocals), Joff Oddi (guitar), Theo Ellis Continue reading

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