There is life beyond all the doom and gloom. And it’s yours. In a perfectly time release stunt, British guitar icons Foals reinvent themselves by stripping down their worn-out formula and release a life-embracing record that celebrates moments of dance and togetherness, following the two-year long pandemic break. It’s the right sound for much needed moments of relief and also the start of a new chapter for the band who’s now a trio. NBHAP’s Norman Fleischer met with the group at their recent tour stop in Berlin.
There is a certain aura of mystery surrounding Sinead O’Brien. The Irish singer and writer might best be described as an artist. She is not just a singer but a poet, not just a poet but a designer, not just a designer but a musician. O'Brien's debut "Time Bend and Break the Bower" veils itself in the cloak of her multi-layered artistry. We caught up with the artist to see what's underneath.
"JAZZ IS DEAD". The title of Grammy-nominated musician Theo Croker is written in all caps and comes with a message. Ahead of the release of his new record "Love Quantum", Elana Shapiro sat down with the artist to talk about what the title of of the single means, acknowledging musical ancestry, and why we should stop calling it "Jazz".
The Greek-Sudanese artist Marina Satti is driven to explores cultures and ways of exchange through her language: music. On her debut record "YENNA" she merges traditional Greek polyphony with influences from Turkey, the Balkans, and many more. We spoke to the artist to understand the deep tradition behind her songs and she updated our "Beyond Borders" playlist with her favorite songs from her home country. Listen to it on Spotify.
Porridge Radio have taken their place in the lively indie scene by showing that it's okay to not be okay. Now with a growing audience behind them, their third record "Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky", is upon us. NBHAP author Nils Heutehaus sat down with singer Dana Margolin to talk fans, vulnerability, and of course waterslides.
The four-piece Warpaint originated in Los Angeles almost two decades ago. Today, the warm Westcoast winds have dispersed the members across the globe. But that does not mean that the band lost any of their dream indie charm. Regardless of distance and pandemic, they kept recording and strengthening their relationship. We spoke to Theresa Wayman of the band about changes, motherhood, and their new record "Radiate Like This".
Ibeyi, the twins. Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, the sister duo that moves in between worlds physically and spiritually. Raised between Cuba and France, they draw from their Afro-Cuban roots and Yoruba traditions as well as from contemporary Afro-beat scene and Latin jazz. They just released their third LP "Spell 31", which pays tribute to the ancestry and the traditions present in the musicians' upbringing and bridges earthly explorations with celestial connectivity.
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.