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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.

The Elixir Of Life: Phoenix Immersing Into The Marvellous World Of Art

It is not hard to imagine French indie pop darlings Phoenix sitting in a room together. Ideas bubbling. Song sketches effortlessly turning into a bigger picture and the four longtime friends and (soul) brothers spending hours getting lost in the joy of playing music together. All while their music is doing the talking and a subconscious understanding kicks in. With their seventh album to date, Phoenix have returned with a refined and charming sound on "Alpha Zulu". A conversation about the value and stimulating effect of art, the privilege of recording inside a museum and the most rewarding moments of making music together after over two decades.
Weyes Blood (Credit: Naceil Krug)

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.