10 classic albums that The Smiths wouldn’t have been without Meat Is Murder
If The Smiths debut album "The Smiths" only sparked a spark of interest, then the second album of the band "Meat Is Murder" really created a subculture. On the occasion…

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We must try to distinguish good performers from bad ones. Interview with Selfieman
Selfieman is a new project of multi-instrumentalist Nikolai Stravinsky, a member of such groups as Cockroaches !, Missiles from Russia and Fairy Dragee. Selfieman's debut album, consisting of 8 tracks,…

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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…

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Test run of a child with Any Assumption: an interview with Primrose

The Moscow cosmo-pop group Primrose presented a video for the song “Falling” at the beginning of this summer. The actress Lyubov Aksenova took part in the filming of the video.

Raised on the tunes of Sting, Elton John and Queen, the band Primrose strive for such a sound in their work. For four years, the musicians released two mini-albums, “Light Edition” and “Victory Of The Indies”, and also performed on the opening act of Mika and OneRepublic.

The portal BritishWave.ru talked with the band members, asking them about the new single, charity and why it was necessary to change the name. 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

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 the songs loved by the fans, solo hits and, finally, the powerful classics of the past: 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 show. His group dissolves in long instrumental passages. Fanaticism, showing not narcissism, but self-forgetfulness. The concert is very lengthy and at that time almost 50-year-old musician was losing energy by the end of the show. He could continue to do this forever: Paul Weller in an endless victory circle. Like Dylan and Young. 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…

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Roshin Murphy: "They said that I was not a pop star. Here are the cheeks!"
Roshin Murphy is back with a new excellent album. How many years have passed? Eight from her last studio album, which was produced by a whole team of hitmakers. However,…

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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…

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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…

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