With the current shutdown of the live music industry the majority of artists are facing one giant existential crisis throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, there’s an urgency to talk about the value of art and music again and about what part the current streaming scene plays in this. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer took a moment to reflect on the current crisis and a possible way out of it.
Ahead of the release of his second debut album in less than two months, NBHAP author Louisa caught up with PC Music founder and Charli XCX's creative director A.G Cook to chat about the present and future of pop.
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. In this fourth edition of Late Night Talks, the Berlin-based singer and songwriter Novaa met up with Editor Liv Toerkell on a late summer evening.
Eleven years after the release of their last album the Manchester-based Britrockers return with a follow-up in a world that changed in the same way like they changed as humans. NBAHP head and longtime Doves fan Norman Fleischer spoke to the band's Jez Williams about the hiatus, the way back and why the lack of relevance might not be an obstacle after all.
The way that led to 'A Temporary Soothing', the sophomore record of the Oslo-based singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen surely wasn’t easy but paved with complex struggles. NBHAP author Andreas phoned up the artist to discuss the way she challenged her own fundament of art and how the comfort of solace is a fleeting but vital thing to strive for.
Can you really fit an entire day into one album? On their fourth LP, the Australian indie folk outfit Husky prove that you can, hitting a major peak in their impressive œuvre. NBHAP author Andreas caught up with front singer Husky Gawenda to chat about struggling through moments of transition and how every darkness is followed by new light. Isn't that a promise this world needs now more than ever?
Coronavirus abruptly pulled her home from a US tour, but Åsa Söderqvist made good use of the extra free time to come up with her new album "20/20 Shitkid", the shiniest, glossiest incarnation of ShitKid yet. NBHAP author Austin Maloney visited the artist at her home in Stockholm.
For this little video conversation, the two members of Howling only meet each other virtually. One being on vacation with his family where it suddenly started to rain heavily, the other sitting in his light filled living room in sunny California – two high-contrasted worlds, just like Frank Wiedemann and Ry Cumings musical backgrounds are. As the two didn’t talk much during the last few months, they were pretty happy to see each other and laughed a lot during the conversation our editor Miriam Wallbaum had with the two gentlemen when talking about their second LP "Colure."
Soko is sitting in front of the camera in her Los Angeles home. The French artist is wearing plaid sweatpants and a college-style shirt. Even though it is 9am only on the American west coast, she seems to be more awake than me in early-evening Berlin. Soko, Stéphanie Sokolinski, laughs into the camera and patiently answers my questions about her third record "Feel Feelings".
Songwriter and producer Woodson Black went all the way down into his own past in search of material for his anticipated debut release. NBHAP author Andreas phoned up the acclaimed dream-pop act in Massachusetts to take a deep dive into the record and its emotional background. In the end it became a little more clear how music may actually serve as a cure for pain.