Hailing from a Zurich-Berlin axis, Grandbrothers are creating quite the buzz with their recent fourth album, which is a product of a series of intense nocturnal sessions at the mighty Cologne Cathedral. NBHAP editor Andreas spoke to both Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel about the transforming experience.
Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus are boygenius. Although only in their late twenties, all three of them can already look back on highly successful solo careers. Now, five years after their self-titled debut EP, they have released their debut album "the record" and even though the title was probably chosen with a humorous intention, it can be taken seriously indeed: This is not some record - it is already a classic.
Belgian dream-pop duo Portland’s second full-length record is an ode to human connection, meandering between warmth and pain. Lead-singer Jente talked to NBHAP author Lilly about the intense process he and his duo-partner Sarah Pepels went through in order to create the album, how this process challenged their relationship and eventually the entire future of their band.
The collaborative record "Through the Cycle" by the Berliner Duo Modha engages in vulnerable and open conversations about mental health. With the aim to destigmatize the conversations around the topic, Modha share their emotions with the collaborators to create an atmosphere of trust. Among their collaborators are poet and writer Candice Nembhard, and the singers Noah Slee and Jermaine Peterson. We spoke to Modha and their contributors about the experience, vulnerability, and hopes for the album.
Ahead of her new EP we caught up with Dutch rising star Mazey Haze, who has made a name for herself with sweeping, elegant pop music, hitting new heights on "Back To The Start". Discover the artist on a new playlist along with other acts like Spacey Jane, Pip Blom, Feng Suave and more.
On the 88th day of the year, Piano Day, LEITER release the second compilation featuring pianists from different musical backgrounds. The record represents the diverse stories and emotions the piano can invoke. With artists like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Yann Tiersen, and Meredi, the compilation celebrates the sound of the unique instrument.
In a matter of reviving a classic songwriter spirit, Norwegian folk artist Signe Marie Rustad’s recent record turns a hopeful spirit into artistic courage and a nostalgic feel. For a new edition of our folk column we took the opportunity to chat her up and let her elaborate on the process, going into the tracks of her new record "Particles Of Faith" in detail. Make sure you also head into the playlist, which she co-curated with us for this occasion.
On her fifth album to date, the Norwegian pop artist is breaking the silence on a past toxic relationship, confronting her fears and channelling her damages to open up to a state of freedom and love, ultimately. We sat down with the musician to let her tell the liberating story.