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,…

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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…

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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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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 the start of the planned American tour. Two weeks later, his empty car was found at Seversky Bridge.

We will not argue about what happened to the mysterious guitarist Manic Street Preachers today, but rather use this day as an occasion to once again listen to Richie’s main legacy – the album “The Holy Bible”. And so that the songs are fully revealed to readers of BritishWave.ru, below we provide a small guide on the main references, names and titles in these thirteen songs.

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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, was recorded in February-August 2014 at studios in Dusseldorf and Moscow, and was called “Transparent Things”. The uniqueness of the album lies in the fact that Nikolai is not only the author of the music of all the material, but also the performer of all musical and vocal parts.

The presentation of the disc took place in Moscow and St. Petersburg in November 2014 with the participation of Evgeny Ryakhovsky and Sergey Kivin from the Animal DzhaZ group, as well as Alexey Continue reading

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. It is always interesting to remember how it all began.

BritishWave.ru once again offers to go on an incredible journey to find out where the famous musicians and their groups began, and how their first concerts went on long before they performed in large concert halls and stadiums.

Imagine: see Pulp for 60 cents! That is exactly what the fans paid for the band’s first concert at the Rotherham Arts Center in July 1980, although of course they didn’t have fans yet.

The first concert of The Smiths in its entirety was held on February 4, 1983, in Haçienda (Manchester). “Morrissey was already singing yodel then, he Continue reading

Nick Cave: The Dark Knight's Revival
In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' debut album "From Her To Eternity", the NME editors decided to recall an interview with Nick Cave,…

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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…

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The Unstoppable Hoster
We live in a century of superstars "from a neighboring courtyard," from Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard to Khozier, who is currently tearing away to the full on both sides…

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We are inspired by life itself. Interview with the Magellanic Cloud Group
The Moscow group Magellanic Cloud formed in the winter of 2010 from particles of diverse creative and musical matter. Creativity "Magellanic Cloud" is folk rock with a pronounced melodic component…

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