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.…

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Until you play live, it's not over. Interview with Kula Shaker
24 years ago, in 1996, Kula Shaker released the album "K", which became a cult Brit-pop record and sold over 2 million copies. The fifth album "K2.0", according to the…

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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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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 called “FFS”, and, as Chris Cottingham from NME found out, it gave a lot of new strength to both groups.

Just think, because nothing would have happened if Alex Kapranos had not broken his tooth. In 2013, the 43-year-old frontman Franz Ferdinand was on a tour in Uruguay with the group when he was unsuccessful and Kapranos did not dare to entrust himself to the local health care system. The next stop was San Francisco, where manager Franz Ferdinand had an appointment with dentist Huey Lewis. Yes, Huey Lewis from the 1980s pop rockers Huey Lewis And The News. It looked like his toothbrush was the Continue reading

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 baskets from the flea market: Paul Weller has been doing what he wants for 40 years. Looking back, you can understand that you can trust him. Although this is sometimes difficult.

My ever-changing mood
The last precedent was 8 years ago: Paul Weller just recorded a live album, “Catch-Flame!” First new songs, then favorite songs by fans, solo hits and, finally, a powerful classic of past years: The Style Council songs “Shout To The Top”, “Long Hot Summer” and The Jam’s tracks “That’s Entertainment” Continue reading

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 speak, having tried this material over time.

Since ancient times, when people were not busy erecting grandiose structures, hunting, reproducing or uploading photos on Instagram, they looked at the stars and asked eternal questions: who are we and where are we from? what is our purpose? what is the fate of mankind? Most of us manage to get rid of the damned existential doubts and thoughts about the meaning of everything for the time being or forever, but some people, like Matthew Bellamy, turn their paranoia and fears into a constant source of inspiration (and income). Continue reading

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Best Second Albums of All Time
Musicians often have difficulty writing a second album. This may be a bright debut, which requires no less vivid continuation, or the reverse situation, when the second album is almost…

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John Peel: The Legend of British Broadcasting
It has been eleven years since the death of the legendary British radio host and disc jockey John Peale, but so far no one has been able to compare with…

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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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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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