Dawn Richard has experienced all the different stages of being a recording artist. In her own words: “I went from severe mainstream pop culture to being in a rap group with my boss worth 800 million to then being poor, living on a sofa to then being an indie artist to then sign to an indie rock label so like the levels of that – no one could’ve helped me there.” Her latest record "Second Line: An Electro Revival" is gracing the world this week and NBHAP author Anna Stich got the chance to talk to the unique artist in advance.
The Danish rock band spent a couple of weeks in Lisbon with Sonic Boom, and emerged from it with Seek Shelter, a record of skyscraping, soaring songs that's their most open, and compelling, album yet. NBHAP author Austin Maloney caught up with them to find out more, and as a special addition, they made us an adventurous dark disco mixtape.
The ongoing climate crisis can leave you numb and disillusioned from time to time. Instead of waiting for a miracle to happen or getting way too cynical it might be best to simply start doing little changes in your everyday life. Taking action is one aspect, redefining our relationship with nature in general is a whole different one. Acclaimed musician Martin Kohlstedt is fighting for exactly that and NBHAP head Norman spoke with him about his ambitious yet very pragmatic plan and how we all can learn something from it.
Nearing their first decade as a band and about to release their third full-length, band leader Hannah Reid decided to stir things up, in light of the things she felt needed an output. NBHAP author Andreas met up with the front singer and got a pretty good impression of the message she had in mind.
The four childhood friends that make up Low Island release their debut LP "If You Could Have It All Again". Ahead of the release Nothing But Hope And Passion author D. B. Miller caught up with singer Carlos Posada to chat about going full DIY, songwriting, and staying connected with the community throughout the pandemic.
Two decades after its initial release the underrated debut album by the British three-piece returns to the spotlight with a new reissue and a compilation of previously hard to get bonus tracks. NBHAP head Norman always had a strong connection to the music of South and managed to exchange a few thoughts on the group and their album with band member Jamie McDonald.
Noga Erez is not "Off the Radar" anymore. Following her 2017 debut record with the follow-up "KIDS", the singer and rapper from Tel Aviv establishes herself as a distinct musical voice. Punchy pop songs, fierce rap lines, and layered electronic arrangements single "KIDS" out as a powerful sophomore record. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the singer about the prevailing theme of generations, musical inheritance, and the limitations of technology.
With concerts still far out of the imaginable, NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION editor Jessi Schmitte set out to find an alternative for all of those who miss engaging with music on a different level. Here is a compilation of six movies about different topics around artists, their music, and the industry they navigate in.
A lot has been written and said about Mogwai in the last 25 years, even though Mogwai has never been a band of many words. NBHAP author Abhilash Arackal had the chance to talk to Barry Burns of Mogwai, who gave us an insight into the band’s architecture making it easier to understand why after 25 years, this band is still eager to release records at all and why they always sound as you want them to sound.
Singer and songwriter Claud went from making indie pop songs in their bedroom to recording their debut LP "Super Monster" at the iconic Electric Lady Studio. Exploring themes of love, isolation, and coming-of-age, the record communicates a wide range of emotions through lyrics and instrumental arrangements. We caught up with the musician to explore the background of their music making.