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Tallinn Narva Music Week: Art and Music Between and Beyond Nations at War

Estonia borders Russia as well as Ukraine sharing close cultural ties with both countries - until the Russian invasion. Now, the music festival is at a cross-roads in the most literal sense. In resistance to the Russian aggression, Tallinn Music Week teamed up with Narva, the city that is connected to Russia by a bridge. Writer Dan Cole attended TMW and shares his impressions of a festival that aims to support and show solidarity through music, art, and exchange.
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Radiate Like Warpaint: Theresa Wayman on Reconnecting and Motherhood

The four-piece Warpaint originated in Los Angeles almost two decades ago. Today, the warm Westcoast winds have dispersed the members across the globe. But that does not mean that the band lost any of their dream indie charm. Regardless of distance and pandemic, they kept recording and strengthening their relationship. We spoke to Theresa Wayman of the band about changes, motherhood, and their new record "Radiate Like This".
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“A Whole New World”: Lucas Laufen And The Gracious Art Of “Weathering”

Experiencing the music of the rising folk artist is an exercise in listening closely and his just released sophomore LP is a particular diamond in that regard. Following up on the subtle art of the acclaimed songwriter in the return of his folk column, NBHAP co-head Andreas caught up with the Australian to talk new sonic encounters, pandemic circumstances and urban challenges on a whole.
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A Certain Regard: Making Sense of The Smile’s “A Light For Attracting Attention”

How can hype and expectation shape the music we hear? After one year of teasing, Thom Yorke and his indie elite company make their case with a debut that is in equal parts messy as it is spellbinding. For our new deep dive column, NBHAP author Nils Heutehaus took the time to jot down his notes on one of the most splendid 2022 musical happenings and he kindly invites you to take the journey with him.
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Places We Haven’t Been Before: Inside Holland Andrew’s Unique Soundscapes

Between ambient, neo-classical, and Jazz, Holland Andrews' music is first and foremost playfully experimental. On their latest release, the double EP "Wordplay / Forgettings" via LEITER the musician meditates on personal growth while exploring the wide range of their vocal performance. To highlight the release, we updated our Introducing playlist with songs by the singer.
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