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.
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.
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 Australian singer and songwriter Indigo Sparke releases her sophomore record "Hysteria" following the minimalist debut "Echo". Writer Anna Stich meets the artist for the second time and talks about grieving, breathing, and the history of pathological sexism entangled with hysteria.
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.
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?
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.
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.