After almost a decade away from the day job, and an adventure in art-rock band Exploded View, Annika Henderson makes her grand return as Anika with "Change", a record that spreads her musical wings and takes her sound into new dimensions. NBHAP author Austin Maloney met her to find out more.
Beloved Berlin-based musician Laura Carbone got the chance to curate and organize a small festival at Festsaal Kreuzberg. From poetry readings to indie rock, Cosmic Dreaming rounds up a circle of local artists playing together for the first time. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell spoke to the musician before the show about the experience of organizing an event and returning to the stage.
Some weeks back, the Swedish songwriter released his third album "3", which sees the artist taking matters into his own hands and crafting his most ambitious and refined creations yet. NBHAP author Andreas chatted up the man to talk about literary and musical inspirations on his work and how to keep up a positive attitude, bleak as the times may present themselves.
Durand Jones & the Indications make the paradox of contemporary retro soul work. On their third album "Private Space" the band reveals more of their musical style and spreads messages of love. We spoke to Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer about growing from a college band into full-time musicians, the meaning of privacy, and love.
The Brisbane folk duo has come a long way from a low-key DYI project on Soundcloud to a must-know major act gathering large audiences from all around the globe, breathing new life into the challenged genre of smooth guitar folk. Following their recent “Blessings” EP, NBHAP author Andreas zoomed up the two to talk about keeping a positive mindset in pandemic times, songwriting challenges and how to avoid being tied to the indie folk closet.
Sometimes, reality hits you hard. We are facing a new reality on a daily basis and not uncommonly, we struggle to navigate through it all. Looking for guidance. The reality of today can change in an instant. What felt real a moment ago, might only be a glimmer in the distant past seconds later. Change comes along. Inevitably. Therefore, also a new found need for being empathetic and patient with ourselves and the people around us. A detour to happiness? Surrender? Peace of mind as the ultimate goal? Acceptance is the key. Easier said than done, for sure. NBHAP author Annett Bonkowski asked an expert on that field for answers.
The Ingolstadt band took their time when making their latest record - 8 years in fact. But now 'Talks Of Paradise' is finally here, and they've come up with a vivid, elegant record that makes the wait worthwhile. Time to catch up with the band that's been a constant in the indie scene of their home country for over 25 years.
The London-based artists Dodie explores new themes on her latest record "Build A Home". Finally considering herself a musician, the record is one she wrote for herself more than anything else. It is a versatile record full of new-found confidence. NBHAP author Dan Cromb caught up with the artist via Zoom to talk about what moves her.
Over the past years Lea Porcelain have become a constant musical force and personal favourite of NBHAP and with their recently released second album "Choirs To Heaven" they underline their status as one of Germany's most exciting musical exports. But what's so special about their music? NBHAP author and longtime fan of the duo, Natálie Zehnalova, went to explore the essence of the two musicians in their spiritual home in Berlin.
Despite all popular belief, the idea of folk music is still very much alive, constantly reimagined and shaped anew by artists from every corner of the globe. In this ongoing column we’d like to peek behind the curtains of the heritage of a genre. Celebrating the decennial jubilee of Bon Iver’s self-titled sophomore release, NBHAP author Andreas decided to dig up his thoughts on the pioneering achievement of Justin Vernon’s acclaimed masterpiece.