Of course, we did our best to follow the release schedules of every week but even for music nerds like us the pandemic-fuelled overload of releases can be quite overwhelming these times and some records slip through your fingers or are simply discovered months after their initial release. In this feature the staff of NBHAP takes a closer look at some of these great little treasures that deserve more attention, including albums by Anna Leone, Crumb, L'impératrice, Grandmas House, Makthaverskan and more.
Following a six-year long gap without new music and the traumatic loss of a band member, iconic dark wave pop veterans Depeche Mode enter their fifth decade as recording artists with a true testament of strength. However, one can’t help but wonder whether this is actually the end of their unique journey. Lifelong Depeche Mode fan Norman Fleischer takes a closer look at the band’s 15th studio album and the circumstances that come with its release.