Male Friendship: Interview with FFS
Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album…

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12 ordinary people to whom great songs are dedicated
Almost all performers, ask them more specifically about whom they sing, will find a way to evade the answer: to protect someone’s privacy or to maintain intrigue. Although there are…

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Make People Happier: An Interview With Nothing But Thieves
This summer, one of the UK’s brightest young bands, Nothing But Thieves, will perform at the Park Live Moscow music festival. On this occasion, Masha Polyakova met with drummer James…

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Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines

Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released.

Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh blood into the band,” says Pete Doherty.

There is a saying in Thailand, just in case of absolutely unbelievable events: residents say “Châat nâa dton-bàai”, which means “Everything will happen one evening, in your next reincarnation.” In England they would say “When hell freezes” or “When The Libertines record a new album.”

And somehow, one of the most incredible days has come. At the end of 2014, for the first time in a Continue reading

Muse Chaotic Symmetry: The Origin Of Symmetry

It was 2001, and humanity was entering the new millennium with hope and fear. Behind – a century of scientific and technological progress, bloody world wars, space exploration, postmodernism and the formation of popular music. Hundreds of musical genres and currents were born, strengthened, evolved, captured the world, crawled to the sidelines, went into oblivion and resurrected in a few decades.

In the late 90s, rock bands increasingly began to turn their eyes to the past. The Strokes and The White Stripes Americans and The Vines Australians, inspired by the aesthetics and sounds of the 60s and 80s, breathed life into garage rock and paved the way for countless indie bands from the 2000s. In Britain, the popularity of Britpop was gradually declining, and Tom York and his associates hit electronic experiments, upsetting part of the army of their fans. A virus called “nu-metal” was rapidly spreading in the world … “Origin of Symmetry” did not fit into everything that happened. He sounded bold and strange, breaking borders and rushing into the future.

Welcome to the wonderful nightmare world of one of the most surreal, caricatured ridiculous baroque Continue reading

Absolutely None: An Interview with Soak

She was named the new greatest UK songwriter: critics describe Soak as a tomboy girl from Northern Ireland with a skateboard, guitar behind her and touching songs in the arsenal.

But what is beyond the hype? A lot of things, says journalist Ayda Bagkherneyad.

Nobody goes around the bush, talking about her age. Bridi Monds-Watson, better known as Soak, first picked up the guitar at the age of 13, played her first concert at 15, and in 2012, when she turned 16, released her debut EP on a label owned by Chvrches. Now, at almost 18 years old, she is releasing her first album and showing that even with the label “singer-singer” that does not cause anything other than yawning, one can be dull. And the fact that adulthood and maturity is overrated, because some people Continue reading

Royal Blood: everything you need to know about a duet from Brighton
For some couple of years, the British band Royal Blood has grown from "promising" newcomers to one of the largest rock bands. We decided to make a list of interesting…

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Morphine: "We treat every tour as the last
No matter how much I (like, by the way, many others) love Morphine's music, it was not a group from which anyone would expect a contract with a major record…

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Friendly takeover: interview with FFS
If the company does not have economic development, this often leads to a merger with a competitor. Is it exactly the same in music? With many so-called supergroups, this is…

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Thailand for Heroes: An Interview with The Libertines
Miracles do happen. In the second half of 2015, the third album The Libertines will be released. Kevin Perry looked behind a screen of rehearsals in Thailand that “pumped fresh…

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