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 the screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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When things break. Interview with Death Cab For Cutie
The American indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie has so far been inextricably linked to Christopher Wall. "Kintsugi" is the first album where Walla is not a producer or…

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Dave Grohl: "If the song dedicated to your ass comes first, this is a clear problem"
After nearly thirty years of rock and roll, Dave Grohl is still playing real rock, making films and television shows, and trying, according to him, "not to seem like a…

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A little talk about love. Interview with Father John Misty

For many years, Joshua Tilman writes songs: for a while he was a drummer of Fleet Foxes, and after that he recorded 2 albums as Father John Misty.

Due to the fact that the interview was taken on the eve of Valentine’s Day, Stefan Greiner devoted the column “A Little Talk About …” to the topic of love. This is no coincidence: Tilman’s album “I Love You, Honeybear” is filled with love, oysters, sex and massacres.

It’s always hard for me to talk about love without cynicism, unless it’s something intimate that I share with the person I love.
It’s hard for me to talk about love because it does not exist. The word “love” is rather just a term for that Continue reading

Muted attention-grabbing. Interview with Jose Gonzalez

A velvet voice, complemented by a filigree guitar playing, sounding on several albums. Swedish singer Jose González seems to be an artist who cares little about the attention of the general public.
While in Berlin, he explained to Mark Riemann why he was so secretive, admitted how to deal with anger, and reflected on the benefits of self-pity in songs.

Your music has a constant tendency to get lost in the background. Doesn’t such a characteristic hurt the creative ego?
I understand that my musical style is too gentle and soft to attract attention. I cannot keep up with consumer goods on the radio. But I do not think this is bad. It’s about the ratio of “background music” and hit songs. I play for fun. I use music as a Trojan horse and write songs of such a plan that they can be Continue reading

Do not complicate the relationship with the audience. Interview with the NAIV group

This year, the Russian group NAIV celebrates the 15th anniversary of its fifth studio album, Wholesale and Retail. The team will celebrate this event with concerts in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Having reunited after a five-year break and celebrating the 25th anniversary of their creative activity with a full-time anniversary tour, the musicians of the NAIV group do not intend to organize tearful nostalgic shows. They, as before, are full of energy, ready to burn, go crazy, go crazy and charge the crowd of fans with crazy drive and positive.

In anticipation of the “festive” concerts, BritishWave.ru talked with the band’s frontman Alexander “Chachey” Ivanov, asking him about the “new era of punk rock”, the language barrier in Russia and plans Continue reading

100 albums that celebrate the anniversary in 2015
An anniversary is always a holiday, and a holiday is double for an album, because many works may be reprinted in special formats with previously unknown material. Of course, all…

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The Beatles 100 Best Songs
The legendary Beatles band originated in 1959 in the UK, in the city of Liverpool. The very first line-up of the group included Paul McCartney (bass, guitar, vocals), John Lennon…

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Radiohead: Where do we go next?
In connection with the 20th anniversary of the album "The Bends" John Harris recalls the difficult story of the creation of Radiohead's masterpiece. It was February 1994, and Radiohead had…

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Bitterness fruit smoothie. Interview with Marina And The Diamonds
Marina Lambrini Diamandis worships reckless front-women from indie and rock groups, and she makes pop music herself. While in 2012 she adhered to the image of an extravagant bubblegum princess,…

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