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…

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Street freaks: interview with Roshin Murphy
As the voice of Moloko, Roshin Murphy darted from the British club scene to the top of the pop charts in the mid-90s. The performer, with the help of her…

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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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Blur’s 24 Greatest Songs Stories

Blur’s eighth studio album, “The Magic Whip”, will be released April 27, 2015: the beginning of a new era in the band’s history is very close.
To set the mood, we offer you stories of creating 24 songs of pioneers of Brit-pop.
“Beetlebum” talks about Damon Albarn’s passion for heroin. “That period in the lives of many people was obscured by heroin. A lot of what happened then.”

Perhaps their most famous song, “Song 2,” was just a draft. “I remember I had a terrible hangover. I tried to come up with a name for the series that my friend wrote about rock wives. And then it dawned on me,” Hits and Mrs! “. And on this, I decided, my day job is over. That same thing with “Song 2.” We didn’t Continue reading

I am a very happy person. Interview with Noel Gallagher

Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking.

After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization came: Noel Gallagher is a damn sweet guy, and not at all a boisterous asshole, as many people used to see him. He only pretends to be that way and it gives him a lot of pleasure.

A conversation with Noel Gallagher is very difficult to reflect in writing. Not because this person has nothing to say – on the contrary: he cuts one caustic official statement after another, you can immediately give it to the press. But the first problem arises already in translation: the use of the words “fuck, fuckin ‘, Continue reading

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 approach when creating the album.” (Muse)

1. Back to basics

Even before Muse sat in the studio to work on the seventh album, Matthew Bellamy said that the group was going to change course. According to him, the day after the concert in Rome, which was released on the DVD “Live at Rome Olympic Stadium” and was shown in movie theaters, he realized that they had gone too far with experimentation. It was time, he decided, to remind ourselves who they were and return to the roots.

“When I say that I want to go back to the roots, I don’t mean that I’m going to write the same music that we composed at the very beginning – this would be crazy. I mean, we intend to return to the thinking that Continue reading

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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…

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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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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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The beatles. All will pass…
Primary Therapy music, bagpipe anthems, themes from Bondiana, Traveling Wilburys and Kanye West. After the collapse of The Beatles, John, Paul, George, and even Ringo did not lose their creative…

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