On her debut record “Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming”, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Pearla peels off the layers of every-day-life and reflects on the existential pain and beauty lying underneath. NBHAP author Lilly explored the artist’s world of fantastic dreams and late-night train stations to find that the biggest riddles’ solutions are sometimes not answers – but questions.
Artists seek inspiration in every human experience. French producer, Thylacine, is no different traveling far and wide to find it. Giving sound to geographical locations from the polar ice caps of Norway, to the troglodyte caves of Anatolia, he shares his amazement of music traditions and combines authentic sounds with immersive visuals.
One of the most promising songwriters off the Canadian soil, Andy Shauf returns these days with “Norm”, a meticulously crafted interlay of stories revolving around the central, eponymous figure. NBHAP editor Andreas sat down with the artist to talk about the record, discussing the craft of storytelling as such, and the lack of imagination that characterises present-day folk music.
After two EPs the Stockholm-based Australian singer-songwriter released his debut album "Bloom Mountain" earlier this month and though it cannot warm your cold feet, chances are good it will warm your soul. So pack your hiking boots and join NBHAP author Lilly on a trip to "Bloom Mountain" – there are some treasures to be found.
Based in Berlin, the Haifa-raised singer and songwriter Rasha Nahas releases her first album in her native tongue, Arabic. Written during the pandemic, "Amrat امرات" is an exploration and celebration of her Palestinian identity and a touching album grown out of spaces in between cities, identities, and cultures. We spoke to the singer and are premiering the video to "Habbetek حبيتك" in this week's Introducing Feature.
For two days in late November, the music-discursive event Territory Disrupt gathered various artists and researchers at SOMA Art Space Berlin. The concerts and discussion rounds focussed on the topic of cultural imperialism and artistic work in times of war. Music and cultural production are ways of fighting oppression and inspire solidarity and resistance. Anna Grubauer entered this space for exchange and discourse and shares impressions from the artistic interventions and discussion rounds.
The Maifeld Derby is Back with its most interesting Line Up ever! This year the Maifeld Derby has gathered artists from all over the world and composed a versatile music mix for four days of festival fun. For those who would like to join us there, here is your opportunity to WIN 1x2 Tickets to the Festival.
Can you really fit an entire day into one album? On their fourth LP, the Australian indie folk outfit Husky prove that you can, hitting a major peak in their impressive œuvre. NBHAP author Andreas caught up with front singer Husky Gawenda to chat about struggling through moments of transition and how every darkness is followed by new light. Isn't that a promise this world needs now more than ever?