20 years ago, in 1996, Kula Shaker released the album “K”, which became the cult album of Britpop and was sold in 2 million copies. The fifth album “K2.0”, according to the leader of the group, Crispian Mills, has incorporated the best of all the experiments with the styles that the group performed: from the psychedelic sound of “K” to the folk elements in the previous album of the group “Piligrims Progress”.
During a 20-minute interview with Crispian, catching a cold, Matthew Sherne was able to discuss the new album, his preference for analog equipment and the reasons why well-known bands should take more risks.
Why did you decide to name the new album “K2.0”? Continue reading
Three years ago, Guy and Howard Lawrence, speaking as Disclosure, began trying to make a difference in the radio charts for the better. Last September, the band released their second album, “Caracal”. Henier Richter decided to interview them and met in Berlin two mature, confident and very dissimilar musicians.
I want to apologize right away: three years ago we released an article about Disclosure’s debut album “Settle” under the title “Mama’s Sons.” Not too nice of us. But what can you do if there are two such nice, polite and at the same time young guys who have made a perfect start in their careers thanks to their musical parents? Father is the guitarist in the group, mother produces radio jingles. Continue reading
Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot “X Factor” and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is inspired by hip hop, spread rot Noel Gallagher and even tries to rap.
Jordan Bassett met a man in the midst of his own rebirth.
Jake Bugg is not ready for close angles. He arrives at a whitewashed studio in West London, shakes hands with us (unexpectedly tight) and leaves to do makeup – it seems that decades pass before he returns. He puts on a white and purple tie-dye jacket, “slightly new rave,” his stylist notes with concern. Continue reading