We are launching a new playlist in collaboration with the nomadic future folk duo dumama+kechou. Beyond Borders celebrates the diversity of musical influences and aims to amplify voices of artists who are often marginalized by the mainstream Western-centric industry. Join us in actively working against these structures in place by decolonizing and broadening our understanding of music.
Have you met the buzzing new queen of German wave pop already? Well, it's about time to follow the "Wanderratte" on her unstoppable journey in our newcomer playlist, along with freshly released tracks by exciting new artists like Girl Friday, Joesef, Aime Simone, Brijean, LMNL and more.
Soko is sitting in front of the camera in her Los Angeles home. The French artist is wearing plaid sweatpants and a college-style shirt. Even though it is 9am only on the American west coast, she seems to be more awake than me in early-evening Berlin. Soko, Stéphanie Sokolinski, laughs into the camera and patiently answers my questions about her third record "Feel Feelings".
The Amsterdam-based duo Feng Suave just released the follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut. We spoke to the band about the EP "Warping Youth", their musical aspirations, and making furniture in Italy.
Three musicians, a barn, and a whole lot of cows - what do you get? Well, you are probably familiar with the outcome already. Those three are the elements that made the last Khruangbin records happen, so why mix up a recipe for success? The band’s record 'Mordechai' was written in the band’s usual writing spot in the countryside. It's the first time that one of their record features more vocals than instrumental tracks, so needless to say our author Liv had to phone up the Texan group.
Ahead of the release of her album 'Punisher' NBHAP author Liv spoke to Los Angeles-based musician Phoebe Bridgers about life during the pandemic, travels, and her lyrics. While those might be melancholic, the artist proves to be warm-hearted and always up for jokes.
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 third edition of Late Night Talks, the Berlin-based Duo Evvol met up with Editor Liv Toerkell just before sunset.
‘To Adorn’ means to make something more beautiful, to enhance, and to redecorate it. That is the title of Scott Matthew’s forthcoming record. On Adorned he takes the title literally and rearranges ten of his original tracks. The Australian singer and songwriter has been releasing music for more than a decade now and gained critical acclaim for his lyrics between personal and political and emotive vocals.
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. To break out of the dullness of press appointments, the singer Lucy Kruger opened up her home to NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell in our second segment of Late Night Talks.