After 2019’s much-praised 'Remind Me Tomorrow', Sharon Van Etten now returns with her immensely personal new album 'We've Been Going About This All Wrong'. In our in-depth conversation with the American singer-songwriter, Van Etten kindly shares her thoughts with us on juggling motherhood and a successful music career, finding a sense of community in difficult times and the benefits of working on her own terms.
It has been 11 years since the Berlin outfit Bodi Bill released their last album "What?". Now, the collective is finally back with a new LP. NBHAP author Miriam used the opportunity to talk to Fabian Fenk, the head of the project, about the changes in the band structure and the new record "I Love You I Do".
After six years without a new full-length, British indie rock heroes Bloc Party resurface with a record that is both – acknowledgment of their own past and beginning of a new era. But does their furious sound still have a place in this world and can reconnect with old and potential new fans? Departing NBHAP head Norman Fleischer is a die-hard fan of the group and spoke with mastermind Kele Okereke about the difficult path to make “Alpha Games” happen in the first place.
Nine albums into his career, Kurt Vile shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, his most recent work titled (watch my moves) suggests the contrary with a certain cheekiness hovering over the fifteen carefully crafted, nonchalant songs. NBHAP author Annett caught up with the Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer on his recent stop in Berlin. In a conversation revolving around his adult life and occasional moments of zen, Kurt Vile talks about the benefits of having a healthy routine, the comfort of working in a home studio and the bliss of spacing out.
For her second album “five seconds flat”, songwriter Lizzy McAlpine went to great lengths to peel off the indie folk recognition of her debut from two years back. NBHAP editor Andreas zoomed up the rising pop phenomenon to chat about growing out of folk music, our ever-lasting urge to start anew and how the record reflects her matured state of mind.
More than a month after the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24th, the strikes of the aggressor continue to devastate the country. To raise awareness and continue to support the country - financially and culturally - we update our "With Ukraine" playlist in collaboration with local artists. This time with folk duo Tember Blanche.
The Australian troubadour Xavier Rudd has been in the business for decades releasing his tenth studio album this year. Known for his lyrics advocating peace and a spiritual connectedness with nature, the artist is closely in touch with the Aboriginal communities of the country. Between admiration for the culture, questioning of the own roots, and uplifting the culture, the artist formed is own musical style using the Didgeridoo alongside his other instruments.
Hypes come and go, but rarely do they take such vigorous and consuming shape as on the self-titled LP of rising indie rockers Wet Leg. Ahead of their anticipated debut, NBHAP editor Andreas caught up with lead singer Rhian Teasdale to chat about their origins, existentialism and everything else that surrounds the release of their first full-length.