Experiencing the music of the rising folk artist is an exercise in listening closely and his just released sophomore LP is a particular diamond in that regard. Following up on the subtle art of the acclaimed songwriter in the return of his folk column, NBHAP co-head Andreas caught up with the Australian to talk new sonic encounters, pandemic circumstances and urban challenges on a whole.
Awaiting its anticipated full capacity return, the prestigious XJAZZ! Festival is about to unleash its most promising edition so far, showcasing the boundless exciting international jazz landscape from May 4 to 8. NBHAP co-head Andreas spoke with founder and artistic director Sebastian Studnitzky about the beginning and the future of the festival.
For her second album “five seconds flat”, songwriter Lizzy McAlpine went to great lengths to peel off the indie folk recognition of her debut from two years back. NBHAP editor Andreas zoomed up the rising pop phenomenon to chat about growing out of folk music, our ever-lasting urge to start anew and how the record reflects her matured state of mind.
Hypes come and go, but rarely do they take such vigorous and consuming shape as on the self-titled LP of rising indie rockers Wet Leg. Ahead of their anticipated debut, NBHAP editor Andreas caught up with lead singer Rhian Teasdale to chat about their origins, existentialism and everything else that surrounds the release of their first full-length.
After last year’s celebrated “Ignorance”, The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman found there were more songs left in the grounds of her creative vaults from that period, so she decided to breathe new life into them on "How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars". NBHAP editor Andreas met up with the artist just in time for the release to discuss the vision behind the idea and how the new songs embody the global sense of ending of our times.
We’ve had our eyes on this dream pop duo from day one, so it goes without saying that “I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me” deserved our special attention. NBHAP editor Andreas met up with the Craig Whittle and Hannah Merrick ahead of the debut LP release and got down to the inner workings of the record for you to read right here.
Following a public ultimatum which challenged the co-presence of disputed podcaster Joe Rogan on the Spotify platform, folk legend Neil Young has left the streaming service, along with a notable solidarity fraction, among them Joni Mitchell and others. While this may seem like a pure moral gesture, the dispute actually reveals more about the defects of the streaming business at large. Time for a personal reflection by NBHAP editor Andreas.
On her brand new debut LP "Leftovers", the Canadian songwriter Lauren Spear explores past relationships, musing on the value of romantic love, family ties and friendships, forming a tender narrative in between nostalgia and the nature of affection. For this fresh edition of his folk column, NBHAP author Andreas zoomed up the artist to talk about the various ingredients of music and how we should savour friendships more than we are taught to.
The British singer-songwriter has come a long way to arrive at his long-awaited debut record, just released earlier this month. NBHAP author Andreas took the opportunity to chat with one of our highlighted newcomers of 2021 about the roads leading up to the album and how to come out of dark times more hopeful and resilient than before.
The group’s seminal debut of 2001 not only marked one of the first hypes of the Internet era, but also initiated a wave-like revival of garage rock, surging up the post-millenial indie movement that still reverberates to this day. Nearing the album’s twentieth, NBHAP author Andreas went down memory lane to reflect upon the record that is one, if not the most remarkable of 2000’s rock albums.