In 1996, Kula Shaker released the album “K”, which became a cult Brit-pop record and sold over 2 million copies. The fifth album “K2.0”, according to the leader of the group, Crispian Mills, has incorporated the best of all the experiments with the styles that the group performed: from the psychedelic sound of “K” to the folk elements in the previous album of the group “Piligrims Progress”.
During a 20-minute interview with Crispian, catching a cold, Matthew Sherne was able to discuss the new album, his preference for analog equipment and the reasons why well-known bands should take more risks.
Why did you decide to name the new album “K2.0”?
This year, our first album “K”, which determined our entire creative career, turns 20 years old, and it seems to me that the 20th anniversary is a good reason to turn back and see which way you went, where you started and where you came from. In general, at first we joked that we would call the album “K2”, and the mountain will be depicted on the cover. And now we are really publishing an album with a cover that says “K2”. In this case, “K2.0” looks like Continue reading
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 the only chance to correct all the sins of the slurred or commercially unsuccessful first.
But sometimes it happens that the sequel breaks ahead and overshadows the original.
Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory (1995)
Oasis’ second album made them who they were for a long time (and, in principle, who they are now (albeit separately), along the way giving birth to such immortal compositions like “Wonderwall”, “Don’t Look Back In Anger “,” Some Might Say “and” Champagne Supernova. ”
The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963)
The Beatles released their second album on Friday, November 22, 1963. Having caught the wave of Beatlemania in the summer of that year, the long play came out so successful that it instantly broke all Continue reading
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 passerby to go through wide open doors and at least look out of the corner of his eye to a music show.
Of course, the musical as a genre really originated in America, combining operetta, ballet, variety show and drama on the same stage. The first musical is traditionally considered the production of “Black Crook”, which premiered in September 1866 in New York. Then, in the following decades, a musical boom hit Europe, the peak of which fell on Great Britain, which many today, alas, tend to forget.
A new genre took root in England in no time. Perhaps the greatest role in the rapid formation of musicals Continue reading
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 somewhere. After 6 years spent in a distance from the world, he returned, and in complete riot, says Mark Beaumont.
When rock stars disappear from the public eye and go into the wild, what do they do? They can barricade themselves in drug traffickers, experience nervous breakdowns in rehabilitation clinics or travel to the most remote corners of the planet with a backpack at the ready.
But Richard Ashcroft went the farthest.
“For four years I haven’t even had a mobile phone,” says one of the most mysterious rock musicians, Continue reading
New British rock superstars Kodaline are touring in support of their second studio album, Coming Up For Air. Before their recent performance in Munich, It’s All Indie talked to the band’s bass player Jason Boland.
The group has been on tour for almost three weeks now, so we would like to know what kind of music do you prefer to listen to on the road?
For the past two weeks, Jack Garrett has played endlessly in our streaming mode. There was always someone who turned on the recording, and she played like this until the end of the day. Great album! We also listened to a lot of Irish bands in the spirit of All Tvvins, our friends who are opening for us. Continue reading