For their fourth record 'For Their Love', the folk-rock act Other Lives shacked up in a country house up in the North American woods. NBHAP author Andreas got to talk to front singer Jesse Tabish and discussed the impact of space on sound, the origins of the record and how hope is the only thing that matters in the end.
With a serious touch of romantic singer-songwriter's art, met by an electronic and mellow charm, the Austrian-Icelandic duo Oehl is one of the most adventurous output German-speaking pop has to offer right now. NBHAP author Andreas met up with the two masterminds behind the project to talk about sources for their lyrical output, the art of borrowing and why they do not want to write songs about mobile devices.
The current phase of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. NBHAP editor Andreas starts his journey to explore bands he has never explored before by giving the back catalogue of 80s indie rock titans The Smiths his undivided attention.
Following her debut release earlier this year, we caught up with Berlin-bred singer-songwriter Tara Nome Doyle. She took us on a journey all the way through the concept of her record, talked about personal growth and revealed what she finds most fascinating about experiencing music.
The Austrian-bred singer-songwriter AVEC has set out to transform challenging experiences into delicate songs of hope and compassion. NBHAP author Andreas went along with her a part of the way and would like you to get to know this exciting artist.
How do you keep an overview about the countless new releases in the world of music? Well, easier said than done but thank god the staff of NBHAP keeps an overview. In this column one from the team personally reflects on the past four weeks and the music that mattered the most. This time it's the turn of Andreas Peters to ramble on about our favourite passion in the world.
Ahead of the forthcoming release of their debut '925', we met up with Sorry's Asha Lorenz. The band's lead opened up on the random nature of songwriting, how each track on the album is rooted in another emotion and elaborated on the means of painting a picture with music. Well, we did not quite manage to match a colour to the individual songs, but it nevertheless brightened up our understanding of the act.
The Suffolk-based singer-songwriter delivers a haunting piece of alternative pop that starts this selection of great new talent, including The Institutes, Great News, Julia Bardo, Malena Zavala, Quarry and more.
Resurfacing with the first new material in years, the British four-piece is now back for good. Shortly before the release of their fifth studio album ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’, we met up with drummer Suren de Saram to talk about the circumstances of their reunion, impacts of individual projects on the new songs, and keeping a bright mindset when facing dire times.