It's been a long old time, and a lot of us spent it wondering when our next festival would be. So what was it like when they actually returned? NBHAP author Austin Maloney tagged along with early returner Pop-Kultur Berlin to try and figure out what a festival can be in the post-pandemic age.
After almost a decade away from the day job, and an adventure in art-rock band Exploded View, Annika Henderson makes her grand return as Anika with "Change", a record that spreads her musical wings and takes her sound into new dimensions. NBHAP author Austin Maloney met her to find out more.
Pop-Kultur Berlin is back for 2021 with in-person concerts, so we picked out some of the festival's best shows and dived in deep to find out more about seven of the artists who are about to perform from August 25 to 28 at the Kulturbrauerei.
The Ingolstadt band took their time when making their latest record - 8 years in fact. But now 'Talks Of Paradise' is finally here, and they've come up with a vivid, elegant record that makes the wait worthwhile. Time to catch up with the band that's been a constant in the indie scene of their home country for over 25 years.
The Danish rock band spent a couple of weeks in Lisbon with Sonic Boom, and emerged from it with Seek Shelter, a record of skyscraping, soaring songs that's their most open, and compelling, album yet. NBHAP author Austin Maloney caught up with them to find out more, and as a special addition, they made us an adventurous dark disco mixtape.
Holed up in their HQ in Kassel, the now fully-evolved four-piece have made their boldest record yet, one that steers their sound into new territory, a mix of stomping, strutting rock music and bubbling, eerie electronica. NBHAP takes a closer look on the promising German newcomers.
After introducing you to some of 2021's most promising new artists a while ago, we went one step further and brought some of those artists together in a virtual room to discuss what it feels like having a career in the music industry right now with ... well, everything's that's going on. This is the first edition of our "New Artist Encounter" talk, featuring Sweden's Chez Ali and Solå from Norway.
The Japanese artist just released a great new album and we caught up with her for a chat while also featuring her track "Not To Blame" in our newcomer playlist. Get to know it along with new music from Toby Whyle, Teen Creeps, Karima Francis, Talkboy and other talents.
The Canadian artist's new album is a slow-burning, spellbinding masterpiece. NBHAP author Austin Maloney spoke to her about her journey with herself, and the strands she tied together to make "Someone New".
The Norwegian artist returns with a lovely new single called "Where To Go" and you can catch it now in our newcomer playlist along with tracks from Liam Thomas, Pillow Queens, We Will Kaleid, The Holy, Pixey and more. NBHAP author Austin Maloney took the time to catch up with the beloved artist.