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 label. There are too many factors against: the drug in the title, gloomy sound, lyrics similar to the texts of hipsters, a strange set of instruments (drums, saxophone-baritone and two-string bass … damn it, two-string).
Morphine challenged my and probably my own expectations. I had dinner with the band’s frontman, inventor of double-string bass Mark Sandman, in his, probably, favorite place – restaurant / rock club “Middle East” – in his, apparently, favorite area – at the central square – a month before the album’s release ” Like Swimming. ” He was the fourth in their discography and the first recorded on the famous Continue reading
It is thanks to him that we know the cool melodies of Joy Division and the dreary euphoria of New Order. In 2015, with a new band and a new album, “Music Complete”, he prepared new shocks for us.
Bernard Sunmer has a headache. Sitting in a soft pink armchair in the corner of a stuffed office with curved floors on the third floor of the so-so-worn-out Union Club in Soho, dressed in black all over New Order vocalist and former Joy Division guitarist politely wonders if he can’t take off his sunglasses during an interview and not close the window overlooking the bustling greek street.
And there are reasons for these requests. To begin with, we met at the end of a long day devoted entirely Continue reading
Journalist Lisa Forster sings the praises of Foals’ fourth album, What Went Down. This, however, does not negate the fact that when meeting with her, frontman Yannis Filippakis and guitarist Jimmy Smith were in an exceptionally crappy mood. Overdone with entertainment. Ah, there it is. But the interview, however, turned out to be entertaining. Perhaps that is why.
The problem of the famous millennium indie groups is that they often do not want to listen to their new material. As a rule, after a couple of first releases nothing more convincing appears. What are The Hives doing? Or the vines? There is probably a reason that no one knows the answers to these questions. But it is also clear that for some this fate has passed. MGMT, for example, released their best songs after “Time Continue reading