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 our author Andreas to ramble on about our favourite passion in the world.
The release of the fifth studio album of the crew around mastermind Benjamin Gibbard not only marked their first output under a major record label, but also indicated a stunning transition towards a more lush and melodious sound design. NBHAP author Andreas revisited his initial encounter with the indie veterans and kindly encourages you to follow him around.
The way that led to 'A Temporary Soothing', the sophomore record of the Oslo-based singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen surely wasn’t easy but paved with complex struggles. NBHAP author Andreas phoned up the artist to discuss the way she challenged her own fundament of art and how the comfort of solace is a fleeting but vital thing to strive for.
Can you really fit an entire day into one album? On their fourth LP, the Australian indie folk outfit Husky prove that you can, hitting a major peak in their impressive œuvre. NBHAP author Andreas caught up with front singer Husky Gawenda to chat about struggling through moments of transition and how every darkness is followed by new light. Isn't that a promise this world needs now more than ever?
Songwriter and producer Woodson Black went all the way down into his own past in search of material for his anticipated debut release. NBHAP author Andreas phoned up the acclaimed dream-pop act in Massachusetts to take a deep dive into the record and its emotional background. In the end it became a little more clear how music may actually serve as a cure for pain.
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.