A Kid of the 90s but feeling older. Dreamer and proactive deplacer of inevitable truths. In a love/hate relationship with the Internet and digital world. Too introverted to be anything else but hopeful and passionate about these strange and beautiful times we live in. A romantic cynicist.
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We met up with the Danish two-piece ahead of their performance at this year's Reeperbahn Festival and learned that GENTS is about much more than retro pop. With their new album "Human Connection", these folks found their very own pace and are obliged to encourage it in others.
The beloved German festival institution continues to grow and evolve. Something that might call for criticical reflection as we think. Apart from that our editors Louisa Zimmer, Henning Grabow and Norman Fleischer still managed to discover great new artists and bands you should really fall in love with.
Ten years of music, ten personal stories. The writers of NBHAP are given the opportunity to resume about the records that excited them the most during the past decade. This is a subjective reflection rather than an ultimate conclusion. Longtime editor Henning weaves his fibres into the bigger picture.
Craig Beaton, legendary figure of the Scottish indie music scene and his musical partner Graeme Smillie announced a final musical statement as A Mote Of Dust before the man quite possibly stops music alltogether. We owed it to him, that in this (possibly) last interview he got all the room he needed to explain himself. It became quite an extensive one: Honest to the bone, furious, warm and smart. Just like Craig Beaton's music...
Especially with her latest album 'Turn Out The Lights' Julien Baker won hearts all over the world, turning the 23 year old American into the darling of emotional indie songwriting. With her newly found supergroup Boygenius she just dropped another more than promising project. A talk to her reveals that she's got no agenda with all that, but to connect: The marginalized, the angry, the majority. All can relate to her disarming emotionality.
Amidst the people, noise, hectic and omnipresent music that haul the streets of Hamburg during the Reeperbahn Festival, we sat down with this loveable Danish threesome to talk their roots as a band, how not to think too much about your career, diversity in music and stupid band names.
As you should be aware of by now, one of NBHAP’s favourite times of the year is coming up: From September 19th to 22nd, Hamburg’s calling for its infamous Reeperbahn Festival. We’ll keep you updated on what to see and where to go, of course. But today, there’s something else to discuss.
Booking, vibe and the deliberate attempt to challenge its audience: Poland’s OFF Festival is the anti-thesis to mere cheerfulness. You leave it being a little more aware of how every event, moment and piece of art is just as likely as its complete opposite.