Patti Smith, the name comes with several images rushing into mind: the androgynous cheek-bony face with the fuzzy self-made Keith Richards hair cut, the raspy vocals, fierce punk rock tunes to gentle ballad, a rebel persona through and through.
Kate Tempest – like the stormy weather, like the Shakespearian drama. Hiding behind her powerful spoken-word performances is an artist with just as a stormy mind and eagerness as the wild blonde curls. We caught up with the British poet and rapper to chat about her forthcoming album 'The Book Of Traps And Lessons'.
The grey misty Berlin winters might not inspire everyone out there. Following last year's 'How Will Our Hero Get Out of This One?' musician Andi Fins found time deliver yet another really sweet new single which we're debuting today.
Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, is an unusual mix of genres. Faye Webster is fusing floaty, Pedal-Steel-heavy Southern country influences with smooth RnB beats. We caught up with the young musician to chat about her unique forthcoming album, baseball and more.
When I say Blues, a vivid image probably crosses your mind: somewhere in the deep South of the United States, a man, an acoustic guitar that has had better days, a scarcely lit bar around midnight, a half-empty glass of whiskey. But the genre is much more relevant than just a moody soundtrack to a post-breakup movie scene. We met the Blues Duo Larkin Poe, who shatter all clichés with fierce girl power and a contemporary twist to playing the Blues.
Nostalgia does spark a great lot of creativity. Canadian singer and songwriter Jon Bryant also made use of the emotion on the heartfelt single ‘Ya Ya Ya Ya’. Shifting between melancholic lyrics and upbeat instrumentation, the single is an emotional ride. Hop on and check out the moody video clip on NBHAP.
In the 21st century we don’t just live in the age of fast food, fast fashion but also in the age of fast music. The songs on the radio blend into one, way too easily digestible, blob of auto tunes and synthesizers. But some still do it right. We met the British electronica four piece HÆLOS, who aren’t just wizards of the 'buttons and wires' but also classically trained musicians with a passion to make music meaningful again.
Gender boundaries and stereotypes sadly still play a role even in our modern day society. In his latest release, the single ‘Burning Sky’ the courageous singer Felix Räuber reveals an utterly personal and powerful exploration of identity crisis and gender roles.
So far Sweden has proved a rich ground for all kinds of new music. The great variety of styles creates a certain safe place for experimentation and unique musical progressions. Likewise, the duo Yalmar, present a special fusion of pop and electronica on their latest single ‘Stop Calling Me’.
Finnish singer Suad Khalifa, known as SUAD is back for another premiere with NBHAP. The latest single ‘White Lies’ is following the releases of the singles ‘Caves and Blood Veins’ and ‘Blue Sign’. While we might have to wait a little longer for a debut LP, SUAD’s honey-like vocals on this track will make the wait sweeter.