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After six years without a new full-length, British indie rock heroes Bloc Party resurface with a record that is both – acknowledgment of their own past and beginning of a new era. But does their furious sound still have a place in this world and can reconnect with old and potential new fans? Departing NBHAP head Norman Fleischer is a die-hard fan of the group and spoke with mastermind Kele Okereke about the difficult path to make “Alpha Games” happen in the first place.
Almost ten years after joining NBHAP during its early days, blog veteran Norman Fleischer decided to step down from his leading position, making room for a new team and a new vision of your favourite music media. This is a personal reflection on the changes the project and the music industry went through during the past decade and a friendly invitation to embrace whatever happens next.
With their impending second studio album ‘TILT’ Australian dance sensation Confidence Man aim even higher as if they want to reunite the entire planet via the power of joint dancing. Needless to say, they hit a soft spot with NBHAP head Norman here. To celebrate the release and a shared love for retro-infused dance tunes he phoned up one of the group’s masterminds for more insights as well as a few proper tunes.
On the back of his freshly released first solo album "Gateaway" we invited the acclaimed musician to compile music that works as a sort-of spiritual sibling to his album, resulting in a fascinating mixture of dreamy soundscapes and hazy rairities that you should really dive into.
With their sixth studio album on the horizon the Swedish indie rock sweethearts really seem to age like a fine wine. Although their sound might have matured and softened a bit over the past years they still know how to write these emotionally captivating little anthems that aim directly for your heart. After two decades in the music business I sat down with band leader Adam to revisit some of mine (and also his) favourite tunes from the past years.
After almost two decades in the scene, long lasting Danish multi-instrumentalist Anders Trentemøller returns with his sixth studio album that feels like a refreshing take on the music we've fell in love with many years ago. NBHAP head Norman once again encounters the beloved artist for an exchange about the new shoegaze-infected sound, recording during the pandemic and whatever is next for the man whose music is way too complex to being put into the 'gloomy goth' category.
Cleverly timed nostalgia, a true second coming or just pure coincidence? Some of the most loved indie rock groups from the golden heydays of the early 21st century are set to return with new records this year. NBHAP head and original ‘survivor’ of the indie scene, Norman Fleischer, gives an overview of what to expect in the next months.
Restless artist Jamison Isaak returns with a new Teen Daze record and this time he takes his love for dreamy electronic sounds straight to the dancefloor, delivering an album full of funky grooves and nods to the sound that shaped him as a teenage. On top of our interview he also compiled a pretty epic playlist featuring some of his all-time favourites, so we kindly invite you to join us on one final disco adventure before the year ends.
Once upton in time in Berlin... Bono and his band recorded an album that saved their band, remains timeles and can also work as a positive example of how you keep your creativity alive. Although his love for U2 cooled down a bit over the past years NBHAP Norman still got a lot of love for this record.
In the cold November of 2011 two friends from Sweden released a tropical dose of sweet musical escapism which invited the listener to explore a textured fantasy world. On top of it that album was also loaded with lots of pop musical references which made NBHAP head Norman immediately fall in love back then. One decade that flame of love is still burning strong so he decided to track down Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder, the people responsible for this hidden musical treasure.