The New Muse Era: 11 Facts About Drones
“You don’t have to sit with your laptop or synthesizer looking for new ideas. Sometimes three musicians in the same room may discover something new. We wanted to take this…

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Deep Purple does not inspire us, but Placebo - yes! Interview with Jack Action
“Rising of a supernova” - this is the translation of the name of the new album of Jack Action, which has become not only new, but also prophetic. Since May…

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Songhoy Blues: concerts against musical bans
Jihadists threaten to cut off languages ​​to Malian musicians, but the Songhoy Blues group, wishing to achieve a public outcry, continues to play. Belonging to some people and religion do…

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Brandon Flowers. In the prime of life

Before releasing his second solo album, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes he has found an adult formula suitable for a radio pop album.

Dressed in a leather jacket, with a mug of green tea in his hand, Brandon Flowers, being in a studio in West London, can not remain calm, listening to ready-made tracks from the new album. Flowers shakes his head to the rhythm of “Still Want You” and smiles to the singing of the backing vocalists: “Nuclear distress, I still want you. Climate change and death, I still want you.” At first glance, the theme is apocalyptic, but the Flowers know exactly what the final versions of the new songs will be. “I want to sound on the radio, and I have never been ashamed of it,” he says. Continue reading

The calm before the storm: an interview with Florence Welch

After the magnificent theatricality of “Ceremonials”, the third Florence + The Machine album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” seems very restrained and personal.

Florence Welch told Emily Mackay how she managed to overcome many demons, resigned to her own vulnerability.

More recently, the creators of the comic book Phonogram have published a new series called The Wicked – The Divine. They have the main postulate that music is magic that changes routine, goes to a new level: in our world, pop stars are gods chosen from among mere mortals and endowed with incredible miraculous power. What’s the catch? As soon as a person becomes a deity, he has only two years to live. All the “gods” in this series resemble real performers: Bowie, Prince, Rihanna.

The sun goddess Amaterasu looks suspiciously familiar. Fiery hair, bright make-up, wide white skirts and sleeves … “Oh my god, what is it … ABOUT WOODS!” Florence Welch goes into a screaming whisper when I show her these pages, sitting next to her in her kitchen. I also tell her about the “two years remaining” rule. Continue reading

10 frontmen who showed themselves in solo work

Any musical collective, good or not, has its own leader – it is the founder, vocalist, songwriter, ideological inspirer and a great charismatic, in the end (underline what is necessary). In short, the frontman is a person without whom there would be no group.

But there are guys among them who have proven that they are capable of musical exploits and beyond collective creativity. BritishWave.ru selected 10 frontmen who also showed great performance in solo roles.

Not surprisingly, it was the magnificent frontman of the reunited Blur, Damon Albarn, who opened our selection. We know Damon also from third-party projects like Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Continue reading

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I have wanted to write to you for so long ... I was looking for words and clumsily building expressions, secretly hoping that someday my letter will be published to…

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We hope that during the performances the audience is on the same wavelength with us. Interview with OK Go Group
The American band OK Go will present in Russia their new studio album "Hungry Ghosts". The team will present it in Moscow (February 6) and St. Petersburg (February 7). Based…

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The Holy Bible. Richie Edwards Legacy
February 1, 2015 marks exactly 20 years since the day when Richie Edwards checked out of his room at the London Embassy Hotel and disappeared without a trace, right before…

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13 strangest musical duets
Inspired by the strange duet of Kesha and Iggy Pop, the editors of the German branch of Rolling Stone magazine wondered what other dubious musical collaborations were. Having rummaged through…

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