As it was a long time ago, or the first concerts of famous performers.
Everything happens for the first time. Even the most powerful oak grows from a tiny acorn. And it’s always interesting to remember how it all began. BritishWave.ru offers to go…

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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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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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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 in Los Angeles, but continuing to consider themselves a Chicago group, OK Go started in the 1990s with sets opening for Sloan and Elliott Smith, eventually rising to perform at Barack Obama’s 50th birthday in the titled company Jennifer Hudson and Herbie Hancock .

On the eve of OK Go’s visit to Russia, BritishWave.ru talked with the bass player of the band Tim Nordwind, asking him about music, concerts, cinema and what he knows about Russia.

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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 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

13 strangest musical duets
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Blur's 24 Greatest Songs Stories
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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).…

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