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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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Absolutely None: An Interview with Soak
She was named the new greatest UK songwriter: critics describe Soak as a tomboy girl from Northern Ireland with a skateboard, guitar behind her and touching songs in the arsenal.…

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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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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

All Gauguin: Interview with Hot Chip

Everyone wants to be unique. Is it really everyone? Hot Chip, who wanted to spit on individualization in this trend, nevertheless released an album with a dozen different covers – in protest, as they say.

Mark Heyvinkel talked with frontman Alexis Taylor about trying to bring absurdity to a craving to be different from others.

Currently, the attention of art lovers from all over the world is attracted to a certain painting, which is in the collection of the Beyeler Art Museum in Basel: it is called “Nafea Faa Ipoioo”, in Russian, “When is the wedding?” In the spring, the gallery sold a painting for about $ 300 million, which made the work the most expensive painting in the world. Why so expensive? Because the 2 women depicted in the idyllic landscape is it beautiful? Because the painting came out from under the brush of the famous French artist Paul Gauguin? Of course. But above all, because it is unique. Anyone who owns the painting, boasts a treasure in front of those who would gladly possess it.

There is no person who is not dependent on the desire to be unique. To be a little different, we develop our own design Continue reading

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 speak, having tried this material over time.

Since ancient times, when people were not busy erecting grandiose structures, hunting, reproducing or uploading photos on Instagram, they looked at the stars and asked eternal questions: who are we and where are we from? what is our purpose? what is the fate of mankind? Most of us manage to get rid of the damned existential doubts and thoughts about the meaning of everything temporarily or forever, but some people, like Matthew Bellamy, turn their paranoia and fears into a constant source of inspiration (and income). 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

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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The Devil Made Me: Interview with Reverend Beat-Man
Beat Zeller is obsessed with music. The Swiss put together the monsters playing the crude minimalistic garage punk rock band in the early 1990s, when the genre was not yet…

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We were the last rock stars: a collection of Noel Gallagher's best sayings
The king of rock and the witty master Noel Gallagher over the past decades has provided all music publications with invaluable news material. We decided to recall the best of…

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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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