With love and determination from Düsseldorf – the Luxembourgian songwriter just released a truly wonderful debut album with “Hi Now Hello”. And those who look beyond the warm melodies and playful guitar sounds will find a fascinating new artist who faces existential threats with the power of radical softness.
Following a six-year long gap without new music and the traumatic loss of a band member, iconic dark wave pop veterans Depeche Mode enter their fifth decade as recording artists with a true testament of strength. However, one can’t help but wonder whether this is actually the end of their unique journey. Lifelong Depeche Mode fan Norman Fleischer takes a closer look at the band’s 15th studio album and the circumstances that come with its release.
The unconventional artist Nuha Ruby Ra releases her second EP "Machine Like Me". A sonic experiment at its core, the music is driven by playfulness as well as the aim to deconstruct musical boundaries. We spoke to Nuha about the ideas behind the record and its making.
In a matter of reviving a classic songwriter spirit, Norwegian folk artist Signe Marie Rustad’s recent record turns a hopeful spirit into artistic courage and a nostalgic feel. For a new edition of our folk column we took the opportunity to chat her up and let her elaborate on the process, going into the tracks of her new record "Particles Of Faith" in detail. Make sure you also head into the playlist, which she co-curated with us for this occasion.
Tor-Arne and Lasse have left, but frontwoman Hayley Shea is keeping the show on the road with Norway's prowling pop punks reinvented as a musical collective. We caught up with her to chat change and the new EP "AWAKE/ASLEEP".
Every end of the month we are releasing a round-up of reviews of recent releases that moved us the most. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper), this time with artist Black Belt Eagle Scout, Andy Shauf, Krákow Loves Adana, Cat Clyde, Sophie Lindinger and Monako. What will be your favourite?
On her fifth album to date, the Norwegian pop artist is breaking the silence on a past toxic relationship, confronting her fears and channelling her damages to open up to a state of freedom and love, ultimately. We sat down with the musician to let her tell the liberating story.