Mid-February. A cold and rainy night in Cologne. Shelter Boy has embarked on his first proper tour since becoming a solo artist in 2018. Time for us to chat with the rising German dream pop boy Simon Graupner who once started out as a guitarist for Still Trees. Now, with his second EP "Rock’n’Roll Saved My Childhood (lel)" out, Shelter Boy's music is dedicated to Graupner's inner most.
In 2016, Mogli aka Selima Taibi and Pedal the World filmmaker Felix Starck embarked on 'Expedition Happiness'. In an interview with NBHAP, Mogli reflects on how life has changed during the last two years since the return from her longest journey up to this day.
Huyghend's new single Runners off ther debut record H1 combines the vocal aesthetics of early MGMG with the playfulness of The Notwist. Watch the premiere of their new video clip in VHS aesthetics below.
This year's c/o pop Festival is packed with an incredibly diverse program - be it the c/o pop festival itself, the c/o pop convention, the New Talent Day or the Super-Samstag. Dedicated music folk have the chance to switch between concerts, showcases, talks and workshops. So what shall we recommend? NBHAP looks closer at the 2018 line-up and found five reasons to celebrate.
In spite of being part of the so-called Cologne szene, Xul Zolar have always been, acted and sounded different. In an exclusive interview recorded in the band's rehearsal room, Xul Zolar talk with NBHAP editors Chris Hegholtz and Igor Franjić about how they overcame their inhibitions and created one of this year's finest debut albums, that is 'Fear Talk'.
At its best moment, PTTRNS's new single 'Armado' overcomes time and space of the band's established indietronic sound and loses itself to the infatuated presence of an awakening saxophone play intertwined with hypnotic guitars and longing vocals.