Alex Cameron's latest record 'Miami Memory' is his most personal work to date, with it being a gift to his girlfriend. Louisa Zimmer met Cameron and Roy Malloy in Berlin to speak about American cities and contemporary love.
How to run a successful career in music without relying on traditional label and promotional structures? It feels like a key question for artists these days and the answer is as simple as it is obvious: Just take care of each other and do it the Amanda Palmer way. We met the charismatic songwriter and pioneer for community-based funding for an inspiring talk that went way beyond this initial question.
In recent years, it would have been easy for Kindness to push themselves to the fore. With as many talents in their pockets as Adam Bainbridge and a long list of musical activities, high profile collaborations and various spectra covered such as writing, producing, djing or having their own radio programme, the limelight was right there. However, Kindness chose to let their work speak for itself mostly from a position in the half-shade . And it did. Rather soft-spoken in general, but always determined, profound and open-minded.
We went to this year's Alinæ Lumr festival in Storkow and here is what we found. Small-town festival anecdotes from NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell and artitst who played the cozy venues. Charlotte Brandi, Nuria Graham, and Voodoo Beach gave us a little insight into what the festival was like from the artist's perspective.
Before the summer is slowly fading away, we are blessed with "Forever Turned Around" - Whitney’s gorgeous follow up to 2016’s magnificent debut "Light Upon The Lake" that saw Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek become indie folk’s newest darlings with a very busy schedule of touring the world together afterwards. Working hard and following your passion is always best when you can share the experience with someone else which is very much the case here for the two longterm friends Max and Julien who have been making music together since the tender age of 18.
The indie-pop trio spent most of this decade trying to get back together as friends and musicians and now return just in time for a world that could really need more love and positivity. The story of the long way back to their third LP "Inflorescent" is a relatable reminder that some things just need a bit longer.
Born out of pure necessity the small German record label grew to become a steady force in the music scene over the past two decades. Thanks to their passion and special philosophy Groenland Records have become a constant in a changing musical environment and NBHAP head Norman took the big anniversary as fitting chance to catch up with the label and some of its most acclaimed artists.
Once again, Helsinki's Flow Festival turned a defunct power plant into a three-day celebration of music, food, and sustainability. NBHAP editor Louisa Zimmer experienced it live and reflects on the 2019 festival epic.
For the 36h time one of Germany's most established music festival opened its gates to deliver exquisite musical picks within this quite unique family-friendly atmosphere. It was the first time for NBHAP editor Norman Fleischer who found it surprisingly tricky to fit in.
British singer and songwriter Shura is about to release her sophomore record 'Forevher'. We caught up with the busy bee in Berlin to talk about her music, moving to New York, Religion, and Pablo Neruda.