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 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…

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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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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 speak, having tried this material over time.

Since ancient times, when people were not busy erecting grandiose structures, hunting, reproducing or uploading photos on Instagram, they looked at the stars and asked eternal questions: who are we and where are we from? what is our purpose? what is the fate of mankind? Most of us manage to get rid of the damned existential doubts and thoughts about the meaning of everything for the time being or forever, but some people, like Matthew Bellamy, turn their paranoia and fears into a constant source of inspiration (and income). Continue reading

10 frontmen who showed themselves in solo work

Any musical collective, good or not, has its own leader – this is the founder, vocalist, songwriter, ideological inspirer and a great charismatic, in the end (underline what is necessary). In short, the frontman is a person without whom there would be no group.

But there are guys among them who have proved that they are capable of musical exploits and beyond collective creativity. BritishWave.ru selected 10 frontmen who also showed great performance in solo roles.

It is not surprising that it was the magnificent frontman of the reunited Blur, Damon Albarn, who opened our selection. We know Damon also from third-party projects like Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and Continue reading

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 of the Atlantic Ocean.

Niall Doherty traveled to New York to find out what makes this humble Irish singer unstoppable.

Troubadours come to power! Take a look at the album charts for the last six months and you will see them in the TOP-20, with their emotional hymns and names that evoke the memory of some school friend: Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Ben Howard, James Bay. These sensitive young people are currently the stars of Britain’s largest music scene – honest white guys who write serious songs about their feelings, even if they don’t feel part of this scene. Because they are on their own. Continue reading

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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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The Holy Bible. Richie Edwards Legacy
February 1, 2015 marks exactly 20 years since the day when Richie Edwards checked out of his room at the London Embassy Hotel and disappeared without a trace, right before…

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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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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…

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