Heating up the Belgian Neo-Soul scene, YellowStraps is dropping his record "tentacle" in early 2023. What began as a musical adventure between Yvan and his brother Alban Murenzi turned into a more serious project for Yvan, who continues to pursue musical ambitions alone. After a year of extensive touring, the artist shares thoughts on the upcoming release.
If this year had anything in stock, it was the amount of tremendous records to comfort us in times we needed it the most. But life's too short for yet another best-of ranking, so the NBHAP staff compiled their most precious albums by regarding them under three vital aspects: What was new, what was surprising and what left the most impact? Dive into these LP diamonds right here.
The singer and storyteller Lucy Dacus released her personal record "Home Video" last year, followed by the singles "Kissing Lessons" and the Carole King cover "It's Too Late". This year, we have spoken to the artist about her intimate music and writing songs about happiness.
Another wild year is coming to a close and one thing's for sure: It didn't lack in good music, soundtracking what has happened over the past twelve months. Instead of yet another worn out best-of list from 50 to zero, the NBHAP staff went to some length to compile some of the most remarkable new releases under three vital aspects: What was new, what was surprising and what left the most impact? Dive into our selection right here.
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.
Hailing from the Isle Of Wight, indie rock quartet Coach Party entered the alternative scene by storm, delivering three ravishing EPs, most lately the noteworthy “Nothing Is Real” this summer. For an extended spotlight on the act, we caught up backstage with them while on support tour for Britain's Wet Leg. Make sure you also check out the playlist they exclusively curated for this occasion.
Ever wondered what your favourite artists were listening to this year? Well, we were and decided to catch up with the acts we interviewed this year and asked them about their 2022 highlights. Make sure you check out the recommended records and tunes and, if you like, revisit our feature stories with the artists.
"Quartets 3+4" is an ode to the beauty of the string quartet. Placed in a contemporary context, Peter Gregson balances electronics with the traditional richness of the quartet. In doing so, he questions how we perceive and compose classical music in the 21st century. Elana Shapiro sits down with Gregson to discuss the Quartets album project, his experience of composing for film and more broadly, the past few years of his career.