Following their global stardom, the three members of The xx started venturing into exciting solo activities in the early 2020s. Romy Madley-Croft's journey is a truly personal story of biographic emancipation told in musical form – including massive trance pads, pumping beats and the familiar sensitive songwriting. In the new edition of “Electronic Empathy” Norman Fleischer discusses these themes with the artist.
The Edinburgh-based singer Becky Sikasa follows her debut "Twelve Wooden Boxes" with the new single "Work of Love". In conversation with Anna Grubauer, she talks about complex emotions and her artistic journey from growing up in Bavaria to exploring creative communities in Scotland's capital. Keep reading and tune into our Introducing playlist to get to know Becky Sikasa and her sound.
One of the most distinguished singer-songwriter sessions in Berlin, Kreuzberg’s ‘Space Sessions' is a noteworthy institution when it comes to making new voices of the city heard. NBHAP editor Andreas met up with founder James Michael Rodgers to discuss the beginnings of the format, the art of curation and its surrounding politics – also introducing the perspective of two notable newcomers of the scene, Thala and Mone.
In Katowice, Poland, OFF Festival 2023 gathered international talent from all genres including namely artists like Pusha T, Slowdive, Nation Of Language, and Haru Nemuri. Reporting from the event, concert and music photographer Paulina Leśna shares her favourite moments in fifteen images. Take a look below to experience the beauty of concert photography.
On August 30th, the Berliner festival returns with an international, genre-bending line-up. On playing field of Prenzlauer Berg's Kulturbrauerei, live concerts, performances, and panel talks will fill evenings starting from 6 pm. We are giving you an exclusive insight into our favourite acts and a chance to win tickets!
As festivals navigate economic uncertainties and changing audience dynamics, we question the future of these cultural spaces and their potential for fostering inclusivity and artistic exploration. NBHAP author Anna Grubauer reflects on the changing landscape of festivals, based on her experience at MELT festival. To get more insight, she spoke to bookers and organizers behind three major festivals in Germany.
"A Little Lost, A Little Found" uses the wide reach of pop music to start important and necessary conversations. Finally having found herself again after a time of struggle, British singer and songwriter Grace Carter took NBHAP by the hand and walked us through the growing pains of a young woman of Colour, using music as a weapon in the battle against social injustice.
The Cameroonian singer and musician Cindy Pooch released her debut EP "Issemou" earlier this year. Using her voice as the main instrument, it taps into polyphone tradition and seeks out a connection to the body. We spoke to the artist to find out what's behind her debut and future musical projects.