Do not complicate the relationship with the audience. Interview with the NAIV group
This year, the Russian group NAIV celebrates the 15th anniversary of its fifth studio album, Wholesale and Retail. The team will celebrate this event with concerts in St. Petersburg and…

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Under pressure: interview with Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro is preparing to release their seventh album, "Ellipsis", in which they managed to ditch the brain-blowing prog rock of their last three records in something even more, hmm,…

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Do not complicate the relationship with the audience. Interview with the NAIV group
This year, the Russian group NAIV celebrates the 15th anniversary of its fifth studio album, Wholesale and Retail. The team will celebrate this event with concerts in St. Petersburg and…

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We never liked that people would have to pay for our music. Interview with Alt-J

In September 2014, the British indie rock band Alt-J introduced their new album, “This Is All Yours”, which soared to the top of UK TOP10 with lightning speed.

In two short years, the Leeds quartet has established itself as one of Britain’s most innovative bands, breaking down musical barriers just like Pink Floyd or Radiohead at the peak of their careers.

Their debut album “An Awesome Wave”, released two years ago, allowed the group to take a place among Britain’s newest inventive talents, collecting a bunch of awards, including “Best Album” at the Ivor Novello Awards and “Mercury Prize ‘2012”, with sales of 300,000 albums and 400,000 singles. Continue reading

Music has the power to change people. Interview with Billy Lloyd

Last Saturday (October 18), a concert of a beginner British musician Billy Lloyd took place at the Workshop Club Theater, at which, according to his own assurances, he played “absolutely all the songs that he has.”

Angelic appearance, charisma and openness to the public quickly won the hearts of all who came to listen to the melodic harmony of electronics and piano.

BritishWave.ru managed to meet the musician just before the concert and ask him a couple of questions about creativity, image and outlook on the world. Continue reading

Rock music is gradually leaving Russia to where it came from – to England. Interview with the Underwood Group

“The playing time of this album is the same as the bubblegum chewing time, while the gum is still sweet,” the musicians of the Underwood group say.

The fans of the Crimean doctors duet will be able to verify this fact on April 1, 2011 in the St. Petersburg Waiting Room club at the presentation of the long-awaited, sixth album under the title “Babl Gam”. On April Fool’s Day, the group will also delight its popular favorite hits, and this is true.

Before the concert, Irina Zakharova talked with the musicians. Continue reading

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Pulp. Out of time, out of convention
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The punk godmother Nina Hagen remains true to herself: the punk grandmother attracts attention among the German mainstream
Nina Hagen rarely gives balanced, thoughtful answers to questions. But she hesitates when answering the question of how to behave, realizing that you are 60 years old. “Probably, as always,…

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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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