For NBHAP head Norman that weird 21st century take on early 80s soft rock became one of the most important albums in his life over the past decade. Just in time for its tenth anniversary he tries to narrow down his fascination for it and got a bit help from the man who is responsible for it.
Waiting to enter breakout sessions instead of standing in the queue at the bar is the new reality of festivals at the moment. NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION editor Natálie Zehnalová attended the virtual version of the beloved Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference and Showcase. Here is a little tour through the obstacles and opportunities of online events.
Malmö-based two piece Wy have been love at first listen for us at NBHAP ever since they first showed up on our musical radar four years ago. Following two hauntingly beautiful albums Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Ågren are now returning with a third full-length in May, shaped by the Covid crisis but also their own relationship. "Marriage" appears to be a fitting title for it. Today, we're debuting a first track from it exclusively on NBHAP and also took a moment to catch up with the duo.
The new year is barely two weeks old and we're already pretty tired by it, maybe because we all still carry the luggage from 2020 with us. What a weird couple of months it has been but there's still hope for the future right. Shame, for a example, are finally back with their second studio album this week. So, we thought maybe they could help us to put this new year in perspective.
The singer and drummer Aaron Frazer has been around the music scene for a while already as part of several bands, but kicking off the new year by sharing his first solo effort. "Introducing..." is an album, which mirrors the versatility of the artist and while it is not quite the first thing we have heard from the musician it is his way of introducing his full creative range to the world.
Twelve months ago we could have only imagined how different our lives would be right now. The Covid-19 pandemic shook the foundation of many things we took for granted. Like many other industries, the world of music is strongly affected by this rule-changing year and it makes you wonder just how big the impact of it all will be in the end. NBHAP head Norman went into 'end-of-the-year'-reflection mode and shares his thoughts right here.
Beloved American artist Scott Hansen ends the cycle of his last album "Weather" with one final remix album before starting a new chapter in his life and career. On the brink of the new year, I sat down with him to talk about the current state of Tycho and discuss the influence of electronic music in his life as he adds some of his personal favourites to NBHAP's 'Electronic Empathy' playlist.
It has been quite a hard year for everyone earning their money in the cultural scene in Germany. One of the affected persons is Timo Kumpf, the organizer of beloved German indie festival Maifeld Derby. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum, who attended the festival regularly the last years, took the nearby end of the year as a chance to recap the past months together with the organizer and had a little look at the near future with him.
Following the legendary 16-year-gap between their first two albums the genre-breaking Australian group now returns with their relatively quick third album "We Will Always Love You." Following a year that was clearly lacking of hope and positive moments they couldn't have picked a better timing for their life-affirming pop cocktail. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer phoned up one half of the duo to discuss the process of making this record happen along with a few other subjects.
The Berlin-based neo-pop duo MADANII & LLUCID makes music with a political message that questions stereotypes, representation, and demands space in the hegemonial 'Western' music industry. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the artists about their second EP 3RD 3YE and the interview series ORI3NTATION, which asks where stereotypes regarding the 'Orient' come from and how we can get rid of them.