While we were pretty blown away by Squid's magnificent "Bright Green Field" during the spring of 2021, the UK rock sensation already had the follow-up in mind. Now the adventurous group returns with the fruits of lockdown labour, resulting in an even bolder and more emotional record. "O Monolith" is not an easy record - but these aren't easy times anyway. NBHAP author Norman took a closer look at it.
Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus are boygenius. Although only in their late twenties, all three of them can already look back on highly successful solo careers. Now, five years after their self-titled debut EP, they have released their debut album "the record" and even though the title was probably chosen with a humorous intention, it can be taken seriously indeed: This is not some record - it is already a classic.
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.
On her debut record “Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming”, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Pearla peels off the layers of every-day-life and reflects on the existential pain and beauty lying underneath. NBHAP author Lilly explored the artist’s world of fantastic dreams and late-night train stations to find that the biggest riddles’ solutions are sometimes not answers – but questions.
After two EPs the Stockholm-based Australian singer-songwriter released his debut album "Bloom Mountain" earlier this month and though it cannot warm your cold feet, chances are good it will warm your soul. So pack your hiking boots and join NBHAP author Lilly on a trip to "Bloom Mountain" – there are some treasures to be found.
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.
Make yourself comfortable. But not too comfortable, when immersing into Father John Misty’s latest album with the sweeping title "Chloë and the Next 20th Century" which was released earlier this month. Josh Tillman’s fifth studio album under his stage name is an ambitious and intriguing work with a cinematic quality that pushes the door wide open to a space that offers a multi-faceted experience. NBHAP author Annett invites you all to take a closer look at his latest work.
It took Norwegian folk duo twelve years to record their long awaited fourth studio album but the result doesn’t disappoint at all. “Peace Or Love” is an intimate, mature yet also beautifully playful continuation of the band’s legacy. And it couldn’t have arrived at a better moment. NBHAP head Norman took a moment to reflect on the new LP.