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Daughter, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, Yaeji, Temples And More: Our April Favourites

Every end of the month we publish a round-up of reviews of recent releases that moved us. These are the personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up. This time with artist Daughter, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, Yaeji, Temples, Everything But The Girl, Lael Neale, Perlee, Indigo De Souza and Nabihah Iqbal. Which will be your favourite?

Where Rap and Jazz Meet: XJAZZ! Headliner Nadia Rose in Conversation

The Berliner festival, XJAZZ!, is known for bending definitions of jazz. Considering it a word of freedom rather than a narrow genre description, its line-up features international artists with different takes on jazz. We spoke to headliner and South Londoner Rapper Nadia Rose about her music and its connection to the genre.
In a wide shot Annahstasia sits in the middle of the room. Her long braids float upward and out of the frame. she is wearing a textured dress made of red and purple fabric.

“I Put My Whole Heart Out On the Table”: Annahstasia on her Debut “Revival”

First loves tend to stay with us for the rest of our lives. For LA-based singer Annahstasia, this first love was music. After struggling with music industry pitfalls, discrimination and doubt, her debut "Revival" is a confidently vulnerable return to musical expression. In conversation with Alexandra Gulzarova she opens up about rediscovering feminity, folk music and breaking stereotypes.
A wide shot of Lucina Chua dressed in a red dress dancing in front of a white abstract sculpture in a white studio setting.

Not Your Echo: Lucinda Chua Meditates On Place, Movement, and Identity On “YIAN”

The South London-based Lucinda Chua is a multitalented artist. Cellist, producer, singer, and songwriter she now releases her solo debut "YIAN" (燕). The record is an intimate and atmospheric exploration of her identity as a person of the Chinese diaspora raised in England and showcases her carefully orchestrated and atmospherically electronic compositions.
Singer Ray Lozano is standing in a convenience store. Taken from behind the counter, we see the singer from the waist up. She is looking directly at the camera wearing a black bomber jacket, a white t-shirt, and her hair tied into a high ponytail.

A Big Sister: Ray Lozano Writes About Belonging and the Influence of Jill Scott

The German-Filipino singer and musician Ray Lozano just released her debut album "Pairing Mode". It is a collection of polaroids, or short stories, about being alone, longing, and belonging. Raised in Cologne between two cultural identities, Ray found a home in the music of Jill Scott. In her guest article, she writes about the influence of the RnB singer on her younger self, and how it continues to shape her until today.

Who Wants To Be Famous? Indie Legends Stars On Their Legacy, Crowdfunding And How To Keep Going Strong

The Canadian pop veterans have endured the drastic transformations of the music industry for the past two decades and it is a little miracle they are still here, delivering one decent album after the other, most lately last year’s "From Capelton Hill". NBHAP authors Norman Fleischer and Andreas Peters share a mutual love of the group from the beginning of their career and sat down with Amy Millan on their recent Berlin tour stop to talk about about their life’s work.

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