Norwegian songwriter Marie Ulven seems to be the indie pop sensation of the hour now that her long awaited debut album "If I Could Make It Go Quiet" finally arrived. The hype is real but is Girl In Red really ready to be queer role model, songwriter and global superstar yet? NBHAP author Anna Stich got the chance for a brief exchange with the buzzing musician.
Dawn Richard has experienced all the different stages of being a recording artist. In her own words: “I went from severe mainstream pop culture to being in a rap group with my boss worth 800 million to then being poor, living on a sofa to then being an indie artist to then sign to an indie rock label so like the levels of that – no one could’ve helped me there.” Her latest record "Second Line: An Electro Revival" is gracing the world this week and NBHAP author Anna Stich got the chance to talk to the unique artist in advance.
This Is The Kit is the musical project of artist Kate Stables who just released her fifth record "Off Off On". On it she channels influences from our modern day living, imagery, and spirituality. NBHAP author Anna Stich caught up with the musicians to dive into her work which does not only include the recent record but she also deals us a fresh hand of cards.
In late April, already in the depths of Lockdown-Life and a few days before the release of Obaro Ejimiwe’s fifth album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to the artist about adjusting to times of crisis, dread, hopefulness and dystopian timelines.
With her furious mixture of multiple genres and her fearless attitude Mathangi „Maya“ Arulpragasam won the world by storm back in 2005. In reflection "Arular" was not just ahead of its time but turned out to be quite prophetic as well. NBHAP author Anna Stich reflects on the record that is still pretty much on point.
At first this joint venture by the Austrian-born American electronic producer and the entertaining band leader from James Corden's late night show feels as unlikely as it sounds on paper but creative chemistry follows its own rules. Two years after their joint debut album Mr. Tejada and Mr. Watts are back for more with the grooving follow-up "Don't Let Get You Down". Time for you to get to know these two gentlemen a bit better.
Shortly after the release of ‘Now I’m In It’ in late October, a song about going through depression and spiralling minds, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to HAIM about the tough times, the past times, the good times and the future times. The three Californian sisters have been working hard in the studio and since then blessed the world with another single called ‘Hallelujah’, a counterpart to ‘Now I’m In It’ appreciating the love and support we need while stuck in a dark place.
Earlier this year, we interviewed Kate Tempest about her new album ‘The Book of Traps and Lessons’, poetry, and her optimism in a world that feels all too dystopian sometimes. Now, that the album is out and the tour in full swing, we took a closer look at the performance and stagecraft of an artists who invokes a delicate balance between connectivity and introspection.
How can music unite us and be a catalyst for positive change? We took a look at examples in Serbia, Dublin, and London - three places which hopefully inspire more places all over the globe to get active.