Almost a decade after first arriving on our musical map the British pop heavyweights have finally released their fourth full-length. It became a wild ride, yet a very personal reflection on Matt Healy's twenties and maybe the middle of this lockdown is the perfect moment to talk about what appears to be the end of an era for the group. NBHAP head and longtime The 1975 fan Norman Fleischer spoke with the band leader about past, present and partly also future.
Inmidst a global pandemic, Moses Sumney released one of the most important albums of the year. In conversation with Louisa Zimmer, he shares his thoughts about multiplicity, Carole Baskin, and the failure of the American healthcare system.
‘To Adorn’ means to make something more beautiful, to enhance, and to redecorate it. That is the title of Scott Matthew’s forthcoming record. On Adorned he takes the title literally and rearranges ten of his original tracks. The Australian singer and songwriter has been releasing music for more than a decade now and gained critical acclaim for his lyrics between personal and political and emotive vocals.
In late April, already in the depths of Lockdown-Life and a few days before the release of Obaro Ejimiwe’s fifth album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to the artist about adjusting to times of crisis, dread, hopefulness and dystopian timelines.
For their fourth record 'For Their Love', the folk-rock act Other Lives shacked up in a country house up in the North American woods. NBHAP author Andreas got to talk to front singer Jesse Tabish and discussed the impact of space on sound, the origins of the record and how hope is the only thing that matters in the end.
The middle of the night is a mystical time. It is somehow not really yesterday, not today anymore, and not tomorrow yet. In this vacuum, the way we view the world often changes to a more somber philosophical look on things. To break out of the dullness of press appointments, the singer Lucy Kruger opened up her home to NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell in our second segment of Late Night Talks.
Isolation is something we often seek to express ourselves creatively. But what happens to the creative mind when it is forced upon us? Beloved songwriter and producer Novaa shares her experience with having to face the blank page - musically and personally - in these uncertain times. After her acclaimed self-titled debut she now opens up about the struggles all of us are confronted with today and shares her advice on making the first brush stroke on the intimidating bare canvas.
The Icelandic artist's new album didn't come easy, but out of the tumult came new beginnings and a record that made it all worthwhile. NBHAP author Austin Maloney caught up with the songwriter to learn more.
Following her debut release earlier this year, we caught up with Berlin-bred singer-songwriter Tara Nome Doyle. She took us on a journey all the way through the concept of her record, talked about personal growth and revealed what she finds most fascinating about experiencing music.