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
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
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 the 70s, 80s, 90s and the present into one list. But we did it.
Here are the groups that played at the cult club “Hacienda”, the leaders of the Oasis Britpop, and the icons of the 21st century The 1975. Manchester produces a more eclectic mixture of talents than its sometimes uniform reputation allows.
The stone roses
The best time to be a fan of The Stone Roses is right now. The group, whose self-titled debut album was Continue reading