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“The Muse Within”: Warhaus Finds Redemption On His Journey Inward

It has been a solid five-year wait ever since the sophomore release of the Balthazar-associated solo act of the Belgian musician. “Ha Ha Heartbreak” marks a new chapter for Warhaus, stripping off the character he designed of himself, digging into existential doubts and pining over a broken love relationship, making his transformation a highly enjoyable symphony between melancholic gusts and groovy episodes.
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Gut-Trusting Freedom of Self: First Aid Kit Release Their Fifth LP “Palomino”

It has been three years since we last heard from First Aid Kit. “We didn’t want to rush this record. We let the songs take their time – the writing and the recording.” I sat down with the band to talk about the progression of their sound, the cruciality of women songwriters and instrumentalists, and the artistic potential and fun that comes from a gut-trusting freedom of self.
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The Politics of Pop: How Pop Kultur Changes the Berlin Festival Landscape

The term Pop is slippery like water. Its wide range exceeds definition yet it is used ubiquitous. Shaped by a hegemonic discourse, what is considered pop often moves within a narrow realm. Berlin's alternative pop festival, Pop Kultur, questions the definition of pop and the tastemakers by curating an inclusive, diverse, and critical line up of artists and speakers at their eighth edition earlier this year.
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Cold Aired Wonderland: Arny Margret Melts Ice On “they only talk about the weather”

The debut of the Icelandic folk artist amazes with crystalline clarity and heartfelt expression. This might just be the folk happening of the year and is yet another proof of the intimate and delicate craft Arny Margret is capable of delivering. Along with a bunch of songs off her stunning LP, our freshly "Introducing" playlist features other new tracks from artists like Portland, Sophie Jamieson and more.
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