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.
The name Jade Bird could not be a better fit for this fiery musician with a voice like a nightingale. Merely 21 years old this girl has probably sang at more venues that you have been to and is about to release her first album on April 19.
‘We worry about your health’ is the statement that introduces the exciting debut album of the British singer Nilüfer Yanya. After two EPs and gigs with several namely artists like The XX, Interpol, and Sharon Van Etten it was about time. From the first listen on it is clear, that this is not a regular album but a conceptual piece of art. The fierce confidence the twenty-three-year-old radiates, when she is behind the microphone is a little less fierce in person, when we met the singer in Berlin.