Somewhere in Latvia a few years ago, three young musicians got together to form a very special group. From there they set out to conquer the entire country and the rest of Europe. This is the story of a colorful band, Carnival Youth.
Earlier this year, we interviewed Kate Tempest about her new album ‘The Book of Traps and Lessons’, poetry, and her optimism in a world that feels all too dystopian sometimes. Now, that the album is out and the tour in full swing, we took a closer look at the performance and stagecraft of an artists who invokes a delicate balance between connectivity and introspection.
After ten years in the scene we take a closer look at the label that managed to add new shades of sound to the techno music territory. NBHAP head Norman caught up with label founder Paul Kadow to talk about the past decade and the company's philosophy.
The two faces of swans; pretty on the outside but cruelly aggressive on the inside. Taking the ambiguity to another level is the band with the same name. What started in the 80s as one of the most notorious metal bands, grew wings and flew off to dark folk-inspired grounds. For the release of the band's 15th LP, NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell sat down with front man Michael Gira to speak about his work.
After over a decade in the German indie scene the beloved duo is heading for new territory by signing to acclaimed US label Italians Do It Better. It's rather a logical next step than a total surprise if you dare to look closer at the band's career so far. Time for us to catch up with singer Deniz Çiçek in Hamburg to talk about all these things.
We have had a pretty sweet relationship with HONIG singer and founder Stefan Honig over the last years following his career and musical transitions. Now the journey of the band is coming to an end with a farewell tour this fall. We took the opportunity to speak to the musician about what leaving the long-term project behind means to him.
On his fifth studio album the beloved Danish multi-instrumentalist takes his passion for nocturnal and sinister sounds to a whole new level. 'Obverse' is the story of a an artist who overcame fear and broke routines in order to create something truly authentic. And we thought it was time to catch up with him.
Berlin is an inspirational Mekka for many pursuing a creative line of work. Yet, regarding the local garage and punk scene the ground could be richer. Nevertheless, female power band, Gurr chose Berlin as their home base. The Duo gained international acclaim with their independently produced debut record In My Head and after extensive festival hopping and touring Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca returned to Berlin.