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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23 most depressed performers
Autumn is the darkest, wettest, depressing time of the year when each of us goes deep into ourselves. And although the New Year and the January holidays, which will give…

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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…

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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

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 still happening.

Two groups – Sparks and Franz Ferdinand merged under the name FFS. Looking for a reason for such an act, Martin Riemann found nothing but love.

Supergroup. A word that does not automatically inspire enthusiasm. Although everything is usually true with the “super” part, the word “group” is in doubt. How will everything work when the best come together? Who is the leader, who plays the rhythm guitar, who just can sit in the back of the bus during the tour? The fact that the meeting of super-musicians can become an ego-infringing clash is not realized Continue reading

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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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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Age is not a barrier: an interview with New Order
Everyone almost came to terms with the fact that, over the past 35 years, New Order played only a couple of concerts with hits that everyone heard for 100 laps,…

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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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