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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Britpop non-stop
Do you scornfully call popular music the word "pop"? Really, you should not be so categorical. Not everything is bad, which is called the word "pop." Especially if it is…

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7 of the strangest musical duets
Inspired by the strange duet of Kesha and Iggy Pop, the editors of the German branch of Rolling Stone magazine wondered what other dubious musical collaborations were. Having rummaged through…

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defiantly British

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

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

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 from the very beginning, on their debut album “My Love Is Cool” they finally blurred the boundaries between genres.

Michaela Gladovich met with vocalist Ellie Rousell and drummer Joel Emey in Berlin and interviewed.

Another young British indie band, from which, after a couple of EPs, all music critics just write boiling water. Magazines and blogs show off their accolades, the BBC in 2013 called Wolf Alice “the most-write-about-blogging group.” A year later, they received the “Best New Artist” award at the UK Festival Awards. With their first longplay “My Love Is Cool”, Ellie Rousell (guitar, vocals), Joff Oddi (guitar), Theo Ellis Continue reading

As it was a long time ago, or the first concerts of famous performers.
Everything happens for the first time. Even the most powerful oak grows from a tiny acorn. And it is always interesting to remember how it all began. BritishWave.ru offers to…

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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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Endless Story: Interview with Blur
In recent years, everyone has already managed to say goodbye to Blur: quietly say "bye" or roaring "Parklife!" And what did the members of the group do when everyone was…

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Kostya Chalykh: “It's great when you have ideas that you want to realize, and the craft is in your hands”
The frontman of the group My Rockets Up, the ex-guitarist of the group 7 Race, and today, the SunSay guitarist, Kostya Chalykh has fallen in love with the public for…

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