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With the current shutdown of the live music industry the majority of artists are facing one giant existential crisis throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, there’s an urgency to talk about the value of art and music again and about what part the current streaming scene plays in this. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer took a moment to reflect on the current crisis and a possible way out of it.
Eleven years after the release of their last album the Manchester-based Britrockers return with a follow-up in a world that changed in the same way like they changed as humans. NBAHP head and longtime Doves fan Norman Fleischer spoke to the band's Jez Williams about the hiatus, the way back and why the lack of relevance might not be an obstacle after all.
The lines between "pop" and "indie" are constantly vanishing for many years now but even by these standards a collaborative album between one of the world's biggest indie music stars and a global pop phenomenon feels like a surprise. Born out of the lockdown and a longing for artistic growth this is actually quite an inspirational musical adventure. Here's why you should give it at least a try.
The current Corona crisis causes an existential economical struggle for many people working in the field of live music and this also affects some of our most loved summer events. The charming Alinæ Lumr is an old favourite of ours and following the cancellation of their 2020 edition, they call for your help to make next year's festival happen. Needless to say, we support this cause on all levels.
Almost a decade after first arriving on our musical map the British pop heavyweights have finally released their fourth full-length. It became a wild ride, yet a very personal reflection on Matt Healy's twenties and maybe the middle of this lockdown is the perfect moment to talk about what appears to be the end of an era for the group. NBHAP head and longtime The 1975 fan Norman Fleischer spoke with the band leader about past, present and partly also future.
What to do when you are forced to stay on your own most of the time? The ongoing Corona pandemic is forcing us to find new arrangements in our life and sees us facing different levels of stress. How to cope with all that? Remaining calm and sane might be the most crucial aspect here and obviously music can help a lot in achieving that state. NBHAP head Norman is quite an enthusiast when it comes to the exploration of DJ Sets and mixtape on Soundcloud. Right here, he gives insight into some of his recent favourites.
The current phase of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. NBHAP head Norman finally found some time to give the music of Icelandic icon Björk far more attention than he did in the past years. And he quickly discovered that it's not enough.
The current age of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the current situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. NBHAP head Norman continues his journey to explore bands he never explored before by giving the mighty back catalogue of prog rock icons Pink Floyd way more attention than he did in the past.
The current age of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the current situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. NBHAP head Norman is the first writer to participate in it by doing something he has never done before: Taking the time to explore the music of iconic British band Radiohead. Here's his personal daily diary.