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
Richard Ashcroft. At one time, the leader of The Verve, one of the most iconic and successful bands of the 1990s. Then he performed solo, and after that he disappeared somewhere. After 6 years spent in a distance from the world, he returned, and in complete riot, says Mark Beaumont.
When rock stars disappear from the public eye and go into the wild, what do they do? They can barricade themselves in drug traffickers, experience nervous breakdowns in rehabilitation clinics or travel to the most remote corners of the planet with a backpack at the ready.
But Richard Ashcroft went the farthest.
“For four years I haven’t even had a mobile phone,” says one of the most mysterious rock musicians, Continue reading
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.
Yesterday, in a house on the Hollywood Hills, which the band had been sharing for the last six months, they had a private party listening to the new album “Ellipsis”, which will go on sale worldwide only in July. Fortified by tea and sandwiches, the trio, which includes frontman Simon Neal and two twin Continue reading