Dave Grohl: "If the song dedicated to your ass comes first, this is a clear problem"
After almost thirty years of rock and roll, Dave Grohl is still playing real rock, making films and television shows, and trying, according to him, "not to seem like a…

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Pulp. Out of time, out of convention
What was the difference between the first Pulp recital after a long break and their festival performances? Of the entire setlist of the Brixton concert, which included eighteen songs, only…

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What is brit pop?
Britpop as an independent phenomenon appeared in the early 90's and began to spread with great speed in different directions, like a wave. Moreover, some of the groups that gave…

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You can look to the future with hope. Interview with Neon Lights

The St. Petersburg electronic duo Neon Lights was created by two music critics Yevgeny Lazarenko and Max Hagen, in response to the many cries of offended musicians “first try, then criticize.”

Neon Lights is a vibrant new-wave dance project that sounds equally good both on the festival stage and in the club space, and even from the disc of a beginner DJ in a bar on Dumskaya Street.

On the eve of the band’s performance on May 10, BritishWave.ru talked to the musicians in the new club’s “Sputnik” hall A2, asking them about festivals, the future of the music scene in Russia, and also learned the formula for a successful group.

Are you worried about the future?
Max Hagen: I worry, even like that. Yesterday I went to the store and wasn’t worried, I was terribly paired when I got a cash receipt for some garbage. Today he got even more tired when our keyboard player, returning from a forced link, began to push ideas on how to get to Moscow. I don’t know what I Continue reading

We are inspired by life itself. Interview with the Magellanic Cloud Group

The Moscow group Magellanic Cloud formed in the winter of 2010 from particles of diverse creative and musical matter. Creativity “Magellanic Cloud” is folk rock with a pronounced melodic component and deep lyrics, rich in images and symbolism. Musicians themselves define their musical style as cardiowave, while music critics draw analogies with the Aquarium group and find similarities in symphony with Electric Light Orchestra.

The other day the group presented in Moscow and St. Petersburg their new single “The Arctic Ocean”,
which will be included in the band’s future album. On this occasion, BritishWave.ru talked with the band’s frontman Sergey Dvoretsky and asked him about new material, inspiration and experiments. Continue reading

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, crazy.

Greg Cochran heard the depression, the writer’s crisis and the mentality of the good old gang spilling into a powerful new sound.

At lunch time, after yesterday’s emotional night, Biffy Clyro appear with muddy eyes. They enter Sound Factory, a recording studio a few steps from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly opposite the Big Wangs bar. The musicians, dressed in black, follow each other, clutching in their hands glasses of coffee and cigarette self-rolled cigarettes. Continue reading

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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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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Nick Cave: The Dark Knight's Revival
In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' debut album "From Her To Eternity", the NME editors decided to recall an interview with Nick Cave,…

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Pulp. Out of time, out of convention
What was the difference between the first Pulp recital after a long break and their festival performances? Of the entire setlist of the Brixton concert, which included eighteen songs, only…

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