Contemporary folk music would most likely not be the same without José González in it. The iconic Swedish indie folk artist who has brought us a number of subtle, yet eclectic albums and who is now returning with his fourth solo work to date: Local Valley. A sonic landscape José was happy to discuss with NBHAP author Annett Bonkowski in a recent chat.
There was a lot of back and forth going on until two weeks before the scheduled date the good news came along: the German Maifeld Derby festival will take place at the first September weekend. NBHAP author Miriam took the spontaneous chance to visit her first festival in two years and to find out – together with some artists – how a festival in times of an ongoing pandemic would feel like.
It's been a long old time, and a lot of us spent it wondering when our next festival would be. So what was it like when they actually returned? NBHAP author Austin Maloney tagged along with early returner Pop-Kultur Berlin to try and figure out what a festival can be in the post-pandemic age.
The dreamy soundscape and abundance of beaming, warm and enriching colours of Villagers’ latest remarkable work "Fever Dreams" might just be the perfect playground to start an extraordinary adventure set in an intermediate world created by Conor J. O’Brien. NBHAP author Annett Bonkowski talked to the renowned Irish songwriter about dreamlike sensations, nuanced discussions and the ties that bind us all.
This August, beloved London-based neo-soul project Jungle returned with their third full-length "Loving in Stereo". A record which makes us dream about better times and celebrate the great moments life has to offer. NBHAP author Miriam used the occasion to talk to one band member - Tom McFarland - about the new album and the current state of the beloved band in general.
The British singer-songwriter has come a long way to arrive at his long-awaited debut record, just released earlier this month. NBHAP author Andreas took the opportunity to chat with one of our highlighted newcomers of 2021 about the roads leading up to the album and how to come out of dark times more hopeful and resilient than before.
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.