The best Manchester bands of all time
The expression "Manchester music" itself has become tautological, given the activity with which this city generates significant groups. An almost impossible feat is to fit the unique Manchester scene of…

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Muse - "Drones". Two months later. Aftertaste
Disputes over the new work of Muse "Drones" have already subsided. And now, a couple of months after the album’s release, we’ll take a look at it again, so to…

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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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The composition

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 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

16 base demos that have become classics

South Park was first a Christmas cartoon with flimsy figures and mouths flying all over. Now, without any doubt, a draft sketch of “The Last Supper” from the cult animated series is changing hosts for billions in the finest auction houses in the world.

The same thing with songs – masterpieces that are ready to smash the charts do not fall on groups in their heads. Often at first there is a lousy refrain, a slurred text, a solo on a grater, and all this is recorded on film and gives the impression of something concrete or a product of atomic decay. Let’s recall some cult songs in their original form, even before they ceased to sound terrible. Do you know more examples?

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In “Skilled Mechanics”, I’m the lead vocalist: an interview with Tricky

More than twenty years ago, Bristol-based artist Tricky, together with the bands Portishead and Massive Attack, managed to create other music, located at the junction of hip-hop, jazz, dub, rock and soul and called “trip-hop”. Since then, this direction has healed its life, and Tricky has acquired the status of a living idol.

Tom White talked to Tricky about his new project, Skilled Mechanics, a new sound, and another studio recording with Massive Attack.

I sat in a bar located on the ground floor of a chic five-star hotel in central London, just to talk to Adrian Tous, aka Tricky, about his new project and album “Skilled Mechanics”. Trika’s musical career, although, obviously, is based on the strong base of the bristol trip trip, it is distinguished by the lack of monotony and the constant desire to pave the way for something new.

Today, Skilled Mechanics, a free collaboration project released on Trika’s own label, False Idols, has become this “new”. The album, according to the musician, lacks a “direct way of thinking … to record an album, release a couple Continue reading

It's impossible to screw up with a black suit: interview with Hurts
From the very beginning of their career, opinions about Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft are diametrically opposed: some love them for aesthetics and pop music for a wide audience, others…

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These critics of yours are so dumb: interviews with Foals
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…

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16 base demos that have become classics
South Park was first a Christmas cartoon with flimsy figures and mouths flying all over. Now, without any doubt, a draft sketch of "The Last Supper" from the cult animated…

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Paul Weller: In Paul We Trust
Sunset The Jam during the commercial zenith, the total debacle of The Style Council, returning to the scene as a nostalgic rocker with recent albums as charmingly chaotic as the…

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