10 interesting facts that science can tell us about music
Where would we be without science? Most likely dead. We could be destroyed by some super cholera or busted by another species of primates, who would discover the secrets of…

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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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Straight from Nottingham: Interview with Jake Bugg
Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot "X Factor" and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is…

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10 tools that changed the world of music

The time has come to get into the dark closet and get out of there the ten most epochal musical instruments that have allowed music today to become what it is. So, 10 tools that forever changed the world of music.

Guitar Fender Telecaster
The first serial electric guitar with a solid, not acoustic or semi-acoustic soundboard. Then, however, it was called differently – Fender Broadcaster, and it looked a bit wrong, but in essence it is the same famous Telecaster, which musicians around the world use to this day. The name Telecaster was coined by Leo Fender in 1951. A brilliantly simple design that does not go out of fashion in any way, as well as the Continue reading

Why The Stone Roses is still the coolest band in UK history

We could start the article with the words that The Stone Roses saved British rock music. That they became the reason for the appearance of Oasis, because they determined the shape and sound of the best bands of the 90s. We could also reveal a few secrets surrounding the name of this mysterious group. Of course, we will do all this, but only, you know, not at the beginning of the article. Let’s start it better, here’s how.

March 1989 I work at the Our Price Records music store in West London and receive a box of vinyl records in the mail. The most ordinary event for a music store, except that this time in a box is a real treasure.

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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 British-French artist Benjamin Clementine with the album “At Least for Now”.

Up until the ceremony of presenting the mood in the bookmakers did not cease: people made bets, wondered, the situation was heating up … But can we now remember the winner of the 2014 award? And the winner of 2013? What happens to those musicians who have been awarded all previous years? Some of them – for example, Arctic Monkeys, Suede, PJ Harvey – have paved their way to fame. Others disappeared without a trace. Let’s recall each of the Mercury Prize winners and their fate after receiving Continue reading

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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It's impossible to screw up with a black suit: interview with Hurts
From the very beginning of their career, opinions about Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft are diametrically opposed: some love them for aesthetics and pop music for a wide audience, others…

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Great rock songs based on classic literary works
Here is a selection of songs that have paid tribute to books, novels, anthologies and short stories. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus The name of John Lennon's meaningless…

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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…

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