The Unstoppable Hoster
We live in a century of superstars “from a neighboring courtyard,” from Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard to Khozier, who is currently tearing away to the full on both sides…

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Song Name Analysis: "Fuck" Sounds Good
Did you know that the word “We” is as common in song titles as “Fuck”? Analyst David Taylor estimated the frequency of using single words in song titles since 1890…

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A note of positive from the maestro of sadness. Interview with Brazzaville frontman
On March 8, the Waiting Room club will fulfill the most moving dream of the girls of the Northern capital - Brazzaville will perform, the one that once conquered St.…

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Brandon Flowers. In the prime of life

Before releasing his second solo album, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes he has found an adult formula suitable for a radio pop album.

Dressed in a leather jacket, with a mug of green tea in his hand, Brandon Flowers, being in a studio in West London, can not remain calm, listening to ready-made tracks from the new album. Flowers shakes his head to the rhythm of “Still Want You” and smiles to the singing of backing vocalists: “Nuclear distress, I still want you. Climate change and death, I still want you.” At first glance, the theme is apocalyptic, but the Flowers know exactly what the final versions of the new songs will be. “I want to sound on the radio, and I have never been ashamed of it,” he says. Continue reading

We must try to distinguish good performers from bad performers. Interview with Selfieman

Selfieman is a new project of multi-instrumentalist Nikolai Stravinsky, a member of such groups as Cockroaches !, Missiles from Russia and Fairy Dragee.

Selfieman’s debut album, consisting of 8 tracks, was recorded in February-August 2014 at studios in Dusseldorf and Moscow, and was called “Transparent Things”. The uniqueness of the album lies in the fact that Nikolai is not only the author of the music of all the material, but also the performer of all musical and vocal parts.

The presentation of the album took place in Moscow and St. Petersburg in November 2014 with the participation of Evgeny Ryakhovsky and Sergey Kivin from the Animal Jazz group, as well as Alexey Continue reading

I am a very happy person. Interview with Noel Gallagher

Actually, we wanted to write about the “asshole from the working class,” but the quote above is more shocking.

After the meeting of Daniel Koch with the musician, the realization came: Noel Gallagher is a damn sweet guy, and not at all a boisterous asshole, as many people used to see him. He only pretends to be that way and it gives him a lot of pleasure.

A conversation with Noel Gallagher is very difficult to reflect in writing. Not because this person has nothing to say – on the contrary: he cuts one caustic official statement after another, you can immediately give it to the press. But the first problem arises already in translation: using the words “fuck, fuckin ‘, Continue reading

Everyone is able to achieve everything he wants. Interview with Nneka
In early March of this year, German Nigerian singer Nneca released her fifth studio album, entitled "My Fairy Tales". On this occasion, the German edition of Der Tagesspiegel asked the…

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The Next Great Phenomenon: Interview with Wolf Alice
Not so long ago, stepping out of teens, in 2013 Wolf Alice with a handful of songs turned the music world upside down. While the label “grunge” stuck to them…

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We are a very simple group. Interview with Forever Cult
In recent years, West Yorkshire has relentlessly delivered fresh and vibrant talent to the British scene. Among the many newcomers from this region of England who recently announced themselves were…

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Those Days Interview for BRITISH WAVE Portal
The questions were answered by Kirill Volkov (guitar), Oleg Karpachev (Vocal) and Nikita Novitsky (guitar). BW: Hi guys, thank you for agreeing to answer a few questions for our portal.…

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