Until you play live, it's not over. Interview with Kula Shaker
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…

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Me and the Muse: Interview with Bobby Gillespie
Primal Scream is releasing a new album, "Chaosmosis", and their leader talks about the songs and eras that spawned him. 53-year-old Bobby Gillespie is the lead singer of Primal Scream,…

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Finding a Job Like It: An Alternative Rock Star Career
Sometimes the crazy and bizarre world of music is not enough. Perhaps that is why some rock stars are engaged in extracurricular activities - anything from agriculture to piloting airplanes.…

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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

Eccentricity and Melancholy: Interview with Florence + The Machine

Two hours before the interview, a call comes in: you cannot drive up early, but is it best right now? Arriving at the Boutique Hotel, located right in the center of the Covent Garden district of London, which we got in a terrible hurry, we are told: Florence suddenly decided that she would have lunch after our conversation, so we decided to postpone the meeting. Oh yes.

The meeting takes place in an old-fashioned furnished room. Florence seemed to have become taller since our last meeting four years ago. At least it became thinner. And pale. But despite all this, she is full of health and, importantly, is in a good mood.

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Paul Weller: In Paul We Trust

Sunset The Jam during the commercial zenith, the total debacle of The Style Council, returning to the scene as a nostalgic rocker with recent albums as charmingly chaotic as the baskets from the flea market: Paul Weller has been doing what he wants for 40 years. Looking back, you can understand that you can trust him. Although this is sometimes difficult.

My ever-changing mood
The last precedent was 8 years ago: Paul Weller just recorded a live album, “Catch-Flame!” First new songs, then favorite songs by fans, solo hits and, finally, a powerful classic of past years: The Style Council songs “Shout To The Top”, “Long Hot Summer” and The Jam’s tracks “That’s Entertainment” and “Town Called Malice” . The 2007 Weller is the guarantor of an inspiring, furiously masculine rock Continue reading

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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…

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12 albums with the most skilled production
Which albums have the best sound? We have compiled a list of 25 albums that have become great thanks to skillful producers. The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club…

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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…

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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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