A lot has been written and said about Mogwai in the last 25 years, even though Mogwai has never been a band of many words. NBHAP author Abhilash Arackal had the chance to talk to Barry Burns of Mogwai, who gave us an insight into the band’s architecture making it easier to understand why after 25 years, this band is still eager to release records at all and why they always sound as you want them to sound.
Fontaines D.C. are one of the rising stars in the musical landscape of 2019. With “Dogrel” the band from Ireland released a remarkable debut, mixing edgy indie-rock, post-punk and garage. NBHAP editor Abhilash Arackal sat down with bass player Conner Deegan to review the last twelve month and to take a look at expectations, ambitions and their hometown Dublin – and got a hint of what to expect in 2020.
With their fourth record 'Fever' Balthazar return from their four year hiatus. We talked with one part of the frontmen duo Jinte Deperez about the reasons for taking the break, the time since then and the changes on upcoming album.
What comes after the hype? The next one, the drop into vacuity or just life, how is happens? Salves’ third record is all about taking the next step. Away from their known version of furious two-man alternative punk to a band with ambitions and unheard musicality.
Noise music has experienced a small revival in the last couple of month with several bands and artists releasing records with similar characteristics in their soundscape. We talked to METZ lead singer Alex Edkins about these phenomenon, his personal affection to noise music and what it can do for oneself and for the audience.