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…

Continue reading →

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,…

Continue reading →

John Peel: The Legend of British Broadcasting
It has been eleven years since the death of the legendary British radio presenter and disc jockey John Peale, but so far no one has been able to compare with…

Continue reading →

corner and then

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

Plunging into anxiety: an interview with Palma Violets
Doomed love and paranoia: Palma Violets about their new, defiantly British album. The city of Austin, Texas, subdued the noise of rain, while Sam Fryer and Chilly Jesson are sitting…

...

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…

...

Mercury Prize Winners - Where Are They Now?
The Mercury Prize '2015 was awarded in London on November 20, the annual music award for the best album in the UK and Ireland. This year, its owner was the…

...

You can look to the future with hope. Interview with Neon Lights
St. Petersburg electronic duo Neon Lights was created by two music critics Yevgeny Lazarenko and Max Hagen, in response to the many cries of offended musicians "first try, then criticize."…

...