Noga Erez is not "Off the Radar" anymore. Following her 2017 debut record with the follow-up "KIDS", the singer and rapper from Tel Aviv establishes herself as a distinct musical voice. Punchy pop songs, fierce rap lines, and layered electronic arrangements single "KIDS" out as a powerful sophomore record. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the singer about the prevailing theme of generations, musical inheritance, and the limitations of technology.
Singer and songwriter Claud went from making indie pop songs in their bedroom to recording their debut LP "Super Monster" at the iconic Electric Lady Studio. Exploring themes of love, isolation, and coming-of-age, the record communicates a wide range of emotions through lyrics and instrumental arrangements. We caught up with the musician to explore the background of their music making.
Bridging the past of soul music into a bright new future is the London-based singer Celeste Waite. She just released her highly anticipated debut "Not Your Muse" spanning from catchy pop choruses to soulful depth. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the musician about what moves her and the pressure of putting out a record in the public eye.
The singer and drummer Aaron Frazer has been around the music scene for a while already as part of several bands, but kicking off the new year by sharing his first solo effort. "Introducing..." is an album, which mirrors the versatility of the artist and while it is not quite the first thing we have heard from the musician it is his way of introducing his full creative range to the world.
The Berlin-based neo-pop duo MADANII & LLUCID makes music with a political message that questions stereotypes, representation, and demands space in the hegemonial 'Western' music industry. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the artists about their second EP 3RD 3YE and the interview series ORI3NTATION, which asks where stereotypes regarding the 'Orient' come from and how we can get rid of them.
Rosa Anschütz and NBHAP author Liv were scheduled for a Late Night talk in Berlin but the recent spike in Covid cases forced us to change plans. So last week, they found ourselves in front of another Zoom call – Rosa at her home base in Vienna, and Liv in Berlin. The Berlin-born artist moved to Austria where she is studying Transmedia Design at the local university while pursuing her own musical aspirations. 'Votive' is the artist’s debut LP.
How do you keep an overview about the countless new releases in the world of music? Well, easier said than done but thank god the staff of NBHAP keeps an overview. In this column one from the team personnally reflects on the past four weeks and the music that matters during this time. This time it's the turn of Liv Toerkell to ramble about our favourite passion in the world.
Fifty years after the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix died his music and message are far from obsolete. Here is an argument by longtime fan and NBHAP Editor Liv Toerkell on why you should listen to the music the incredible artist left behind.
Today is the eleventh of September – a date engrained in most of the people’s memories. 9/11 lies almost twenty years in the past now, yet many remain scarred by the horrific incident that shook the very foundations of New York City. A city crumbling to pieces right in front of your eyes is a sight you won’t forget for the rest of your life. The musicians Tobias Preisig and Lukasz Polowczyk both witnessed the Twin Towers collapse – an experience that reflects into the music of the new project Aint About Me.
The middle of the night is a mystical time. It is somehow not really yesterday, not today anymore, and not tomorrow yet. In this vacuum, the way we view the world often changes to a more somber philosophical look on things. In this fourth edition of Late Night Talks, the Berlin-based singer and songwriter Novaa met up with Editor Liv Toerkell on a late summer evening.