There is a new indie-folk prodigy in town you should all know about. Hailing from London, Ella Walker, alias WILDES, has just released her breathtaking debut “Other Words Fail Me”, which channels the severe progress from tormenting heartbreak towards personal liberation. NBHAP editor Andreas zoomed up the artist for an extensive chat about all of that.
Hailing from the Isle Of Wight, indie rock quartet Coach Party entered the alternative scene by storm, delivering three ravishing EPs, most lately the noteworthy “Nothing Is Real” this summer. For an extended spotlight on the act, we caught up backstage with them while on support tour for Britain's Wet Leg. Make sure you also check out the playlist they exclusively curated for this occasion.
The London-based singer-songwriter Sophie Jamieson has finally delivered her long-awaited debut LP, which channels the overbearing battles between dark spirits and hope for the light. Explore the captivating delirium of "Choosing" along with an update of our weekly newcomer selection.
The renowned Pitchfork Festival series has at last reached our German capital (and NBHAP headquarter) so we took the opportunity to catch up with Bay Area’s ravishing indie outfit Fake Fruit and New York City-based synth-pop-trio Nation Of Language to talk about the euphoria of live music, post-pandemic music industry and their budding pop careers. Time for an introduction.
It has been a solid five-year wait ever since the sophomore release of the Balthazar-associated solo act of the Belgian musician. “Ha Ha Heartbreak” marks a new chapter for Warhaus, stripping off the character he designed of himself, digging into existential doubts and pining over a broken love relationship, making his transformation a highly enjoyable symphony between melancholic gusts and groovy episodes.
From an upbeat surf-folk troubadour, Jules Ahoi has long evolved into a buzzing art-pop act with a sense for sweeping and remarkable songs for the here and now. NBHAP co-head Andreas finally took the opportunity for a chat with the songwriter and got a pretty good sense of what his latest LP is all about.
Rants about Spotify and their questionable practices as the top dog of the streaming industry have become an established tradition of pop-cultural criticism, but rarely do comments lead to action. Following up on the Joe Rogan conflict with the Swedish company, NBHAP co-head Andreas caught up with musician and activist Joel Jerome from the "Union Of Musicians And Allied Workers" to find out more on the organisation and how to get involved.
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.