There was a lot of back and forth going on until two weeks before the scheduled date the good news came along: the German Maifeld Derby festival will take place at the first September weekend. NBHAP author Miriam took the spontaneous chance to visit her first festival in two years and to find out – together with some artists – how a festival in times of an ongoing pandemic would feel like.
This August, beloved London-based neo-soul project Jungle returned with their third full-length "Loving in Stereo". A record which makes us dream about better times and celebrate the great moments life has to offer. NBHAP author Miriam used the occasion to talk to one band member - Tom McFarland - about the new album and the current state of the beloved band in general.
The worrying and praying about the happening of the 10th Maifeld Derby festival is finally over. A pandemic-conform version of the beloved indie-festival will take place at the first September weekend 2021 in Mannheim. Here is what to expect and the gigs we are looking forward to the most!
In a few days, "Monsters", Sophia Kennedys sophomore record, will be released. NBHAP author Miriam took the chance and met the charismatic singer for a little online chat about her new release and the monsters which come along with it.
It has been quite a hard year for everyone earning their money in the cultural scene in Germany. One of the affected persons is Timo Kumpf, the organizer of beloved German indie festival Maifeld Derby. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum, who attended the festival regularly the last years, took the nearby end of the year as a chance to recap the past months together with the organizer and had a little look at the near future with him.
Seven years after the release of his celebrated debut album "The Golden Age", the French artist Yoann Lemoine is finally back with the second record as his alias Woodkid. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum took this special opportunity to have a little zoom conversation with the musical mastermind about the creative process of making "S16" and the storys that lie behind it.
For this little video conversation, the two members of Howling only meet each other virtually. One being on vacation with his family where it suddenly started to rain heavily, the other sitting in his light filled living room in sunny California – two high-contrasted worlds, just like Frank Wiedemann and Ry Cumings musical backgrounds are. As the two didn’t talk much during the last few months, they were pretty happy to see each other and laughed a lot during the conversation our editor Miriam Wallbaum had with the two gentlemen when talking about their second LP "Colure."
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 longtime NBHAP editor Miriam Wallbaum to ramble about our favourite passion in the world.
It seems like the term Neo-Classic is on everyones lips today. Altough many people have heard of this special genre, most of them only regard it as background music without bothering about what's really hidden behind. To show the world that this beautiful music is much more than only a background soundtrack, NBHAP editor Miriam Wallbaum decided to talk to two Neo-Classic pioneers about the scene: Germany's Martin Kohlstedt and Iceland's Ólafur Arnalds.
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. This time long time editor Miriam Wallbaum presents you her reflections on the past years.