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In Conversation

Find an overview of all interviews NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION has done with bands, artists and more right here.

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Truth Seeker: Weyes Blood On Guiding Lights In Dark Times

Seeking truth in times of disillusionment, Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood has been navigating through this feeling of pervasive uncertainty in recent years building the cornerstone of her latest album "And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow" by exploring dark and existential themes of human connection. The emotional weight and intimacy that run through the ten new tracks do not seek immediate answers, as our conversation with the L.A. based singer-songwriter reveals.

“The Muse Within”: Warhaus Finds Redemption On His Journey Inward

It has been a solid five-year wait ever since the sophomore release of the Balthazar-associated solo act of the Belgian musician. “Ha Ha Heartbreak” marks a new chapter for Warhaus, stripping off the character he designed of himself, digging into existential doubts and pining over a broken love relationship, making his transformation a highly enjoyable symphony between melancholic gusts and groovy episodes.

Gut-Trusting Freedom of Self: First Aid Kit Release Their Fifth LP “Palomino”

It has been three years since we last heard from First Aid Kit. “We didn’t want to rush this record. We let the songs take their time – the writing and the recording.” I sat down with the band to talk about the progression of their sound, the cruciality of women songwriters and instrumentalists, and the artistic potential and fun that comes from a gut-trusting freedom of self.

Between Worlds and Words: Kit Sebastian Reinterpret Anatolian Psychedelic Rock

Kit Sebastian is the creative union of singer Merve Erdem and guitarist Kit Martin. Together, the duo explore their cultural and musical roots and incorporate the rich past of Anatolian music into their psychedelic rock albums. Between past and present, their music as well as visuals are coined by cultural heritage and love for vintage feels.

The Workings of An Extraordinary Machine: Dresage in Conversation

LA-resident Keeley Bumford is constantly shaping her artistic expression. With her solo project Dresage she taps into new territory and explores various sonic textures between organic and synthesized. We caught up with her to chat about the latest single 'Dancing On My Grave', struggles and changes of working as a female producer.

Melancholy Protest Music: Kat Frankie on the Responsibility of Art

The Australian singer Kat Frankie released her new record "Shiny Things" via Groenland earlier this year. Now, the artist started her extended Germany tour and we met up with the Berlin-based musician to find out what shaped her songwriting over the pandemic. Between political unrest, melancholy, and radical hope Kat talks us through her musical mindset following the ultimate question: what is the responsibility of art?

Still Loving The Strobe Light On, Baby: Exploring Editors’ Successful Flirt With Techno On ‘EBM’

After almost twenty years in the scene gloomy British post-punkers Editors aren't done yet evolving. With a recently introduced sixth band member their freshly released seventh album takes a surprising turn towards the dancefloor without losing the band's musical appeal. It's a thin line but they manage to dance on it. Longtime band supporter Norman Fleischer spoke with drummer Ed Lay a few days before the band started their European tour.