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We’re constantly having our eyes on the future of music, look for exciting new talents and those artists and songs that might change your life. NBHAP’s ‘Ahead’ category is the place for first movers, musical explorers and those of you who’d like to discover new sounds before all your cool friends.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Duendita

The soulful "Open Eyes" is opening this week's selection of way too unknown great tracks by wonderful newcomers like BLOXX, HANYA, Pony Pracht, Monako, Belle Tower and more.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Hi Crime

A song about "Rainy Days & Crooked Sheets" feels like an appropriate opener for this week's Monday update of our newcomer playlist, right? Check out the latest single from Hi Crime next to new music by FLOSS, Melby, Amber Jay, Maja Lena and other goodies.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Maria Basel

The wonderful "Traveller" from the artist's freshly released debut EP is opening this week's selection for our newcomer playlist. Also in it are new songs from Bleach Lab, Lindsay Munroe, Minoa, Lisa Pac, Peach Tree Rascals and more.

New Artist Encounter: In Conversation With Sultans Court & King Hannah

After introducing you to some of 2021's most promising new artists a while ago, we went one step further and brought some of those artists together in a virtual room to discuss what it feels like having a career in the music industry right now with ... well, everything's that's going on. The third edition of our little interview series connects Berlin's Sultans Court with King Hannah from Liverpool. Feel kindly invited to discover them right here.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Landers

The tender "Washing With Water" is opening this week's newcomer selection of our Spotify playlist. Also part of the list are new songs from Ex Olympic, Albertine Sarges, Chloe Foy, Slothrust and more.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Wallice

Check out the wonderful "23" and our brief Q&A with the exciting new artist. Further additions to our playlist this week include music by John Myrtle, EESE, Sofia Lafuente, PaulWetz and a few more goodies.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Sara Wolff

The dreamy "Bad Thoughts Compilation" is opening this week's update of our newcomer playlist which also features fresh tracks from Elena Steri, Internet Friends, Vaarwell, Peach Tree Rascals, I Am Boleyn and more.

Listen AHEAD Playlist Update: Katy Kirby

The anticipated debut album of the Texas-based songwriter is finally happening this week and we tell you why it's wise to have it on your radar. Further additions to our newcomer playlist include Belle Tower, Georgie, Roller Derby, CIEL, Sacropolis and more.