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

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.

Quiet Echoes: A Conversation with Eik Octobre on Different Kinds of Silence

The Danish pianist Eik Octobre, born Emil Skovsgaard Christensen, has been navigating the precipice of his sentimentality for several years now, and it is intimately linked to his creations. His pieces are steeped in melancholia but their mellow piano melodies often get them demoted to background music. Anna Stich spoke to the artist about his relationship to emotions and his musical genre.

When the Flood Comes In: Taking New Directions With Stella Donnelly

The Australian singer and songwriter Stella Donnelly follows her acclaimed debut record "Beware of the Dogs" with "Flood". Grown out of the confinement and the new habits the artist picked up during the pandemic, the album is as political as it is personal and as serious as it is fun. Stella sat down to talk to us about new hobbies and perspectives.

Let It Flow: Inside The Current Of Jules Ahoi’s “Melancholic Dreamwave”

From an upbeat surf-folk troubadour, Jules Ahoi has long evolved into a buzzing art-pop act with a sense for sweeping and remarkable songs for the here and now. NBHAP co-head Andreas finally took the opportunity for a chat with the songwriter and got a pretty good sense of what his latest LP is all about.

Like Water Seeping Through Fabric: The Wordless Force of Hatis Noit

Hatis Noit is not a singer in the traditional sense of the word. She is an experimental voice artist merging various influences from different vocal traditions to a record full of surprises and emotions. "Aura" finds its music in the embodiment of emotions through vocals as sounds and not as words. We met the artist to speak about language, tradition, and her approach to music making.
Sophia Blenda

Sophia Blenda Fights Off Fear On Storming New Album “Die Neue Heiterkeit”

Light and dark dance on the sweeping, experimentally orchestral debut solo album from the Culk frontwoman Sophie Löw. "Die Neue Heiterkeit" explores themes of anxiety and oppression, but also finds remedy in community and hope. We spoke to the artist to peek behind the curtain of the soundscape and themes that Sophia Blenda explores.