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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The greatest show on Earth: on tour with Muse
Matt Bellamy jokingly calls his group "worldwide ambassadors of fear and paranoia." According to Dorian Linsky, who joined Muse on the road and on stage during their stay in Canada,…

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Straight from Nottingham: Interview with Jake Bugg
Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot "X Factor" and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is…

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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

Scam News: Interview with Tame Impala
Kevin Parker got sick. Enough peace-loving hippie music! The sound is louder! This is what he says about Tame Impala's new album "Currents", released in July 2015. In an interview…

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10 tools that changed the world of music
The time has come to get into the dark closet and get out of there the ten most epochal musical instruments that have allowed music today to become what it…

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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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16 types of people you encounter at every concert
The music is beautiful, isn't it? When we go to a concert, we meet many different and unusual people who enjoy wonderful sounds with us. Also, attending a similar event,…

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