Next Time is a rock duo from Skopje. This Macedonian duo consists of the twin brothers, Martin and Stefan Filipovski. Stefan fronts the band as the lead singer, while Martin plays the guitar and sings back-up vocals. The duo has only been known by the name Next Time since the beginning of 2008. Previously they performed as a garage band and at some music festivals for children.
With the release of their first album also named Next Time only 8 months after their appearance as a group, they gained popularity and are now an important part of the Macedonian music scene.
Next Time was formed in early 2008 after signing with Plan B Productions. Discovered by the composer and songwriter Jovan Jovanov, the Macedonian duo released their first single Ne Veruvam Vo Tebe (“I Don’t Believe in You”) in May 2008. The lyrics of the song were written by Next Time and with Jovanov as a producer. “I Don`t Believe In You” immediately entered multiple charts in Macedonia and was a major success which brought Next Time to the top of the Macedonian music scene. The band also released their first music video for the song.
Soon followed Next Time’s first festival appearance at the First Radio Music Festival Zvezdena Nok (Star Night) in June 2008. At “Star Night”, the duo won the Summer Hit of the Year award with their second song Me Mislish Li? (“Do You Think Of Me?”). Two months later at Ohrid Fest, Next Time were voted Best New Artist with their third single Me Ostavi Sam Da Zhiveam (“You Left Me All Alone”). However, Next Time’s biggest festival success came in October 2008 when they won the second semi-final evening at MakFest - one of the most renowned Macedonian Music Festival. With their fourth single Bez Tebe Tivko Umiram ("I'm Dying Slowly Without You") they went on to finish second in the final of the festival.
On the 16th of December, 2008 Next Time released their self-titled debut album. The album featured 13 songs, two of which were bonus tracks performed in foreign languages. One of the bonus tracks s in English and it is named Why Did You Go. The other is a cover of an Italian pop-opera song called Caruso.
Four music videos for the first four singles were already circulating the media when the album was released, with a few more videos to come.
Next Time are constantly performing shows throughout the year all around Macedonia, and they are also taking part in different humanitarian projects.