With their fifth album, Norwich-bred Mammal Hands are once again crossing the threshold between contemporary classic, popular, and folk music from around the globe, and jazz. NBHAP author Elana Shapiro met the trio ahead of their tour across Europe to talk about their special chemistry, inspirations, and what a growing mushroom had to do with the genesis of the record.
Artists seek inspiration in every human experience. French producer, Thylacine, is no different traveling far and wide to find it. Giving sound to geographical locations from the polar ice caps of Norway, to the troglodyte caves of Anatolia, he shares his amazement of music traditions and combines authentic sounds with immersive visuals.
"Quartets 3+4" is an ode to the beauty of the string quartet. Placed in a contemporary context, Peter Gregson balances electronics with the traditional richness of the quartet. In doing so, he questions how we perceive and compose classical music in the 21st century. Elana Shapiro sits down with Gregson to discuss the Quartets album project, his experience of composing for film and more broadly, the past few years of his career.
Berlin-born singer and songwriter Gwen Dolyn breathes new life into the ragged Neue Deutsche Welle scene. Together with the band Toyboys the artist is about to release her next single "GIRLSCOUT" an unapologetic testament to female desire, that is as cheeky and fun as it is deep and existential. Ahead of the release, we caught up with Gwen Dolyn for this week's Introducing Feature.
French pianist Sofiane Pamart is not what you would call a stereotypical classical performer, but has come to interpret and, more importantly, to bend and break the rules of the genre. NBHAP author Elana Shapiro met up with the enfant terrible and talked about NFT's, embracing the commercial world and how to stay true to your art throughout.
"JAZZ IS DEAD". The title of Grammy-nominated musician Theo Croker is written in all caps and comes with a message. Ahead of the release of his new record "Love Quantum", Elana Shapiro sat down with the artist to talk about what the title of of the single means, acknowledging musical ancestry, and why we should stop calling it "Jazz".
Scottish producer and DJ Rebecca Vasmant's 2022 EP "Dance Yourself Free" delighted fans with its exciting and expressive style. NBHAP author Elana Shapiro sat down to talk to the artist about the record, performing in Berlin, her Scottish roots and the new music (and exciting collaborations) on the horizon.