On their fifth full-length the acclaimed Oxford-based rock band starts a new chapter in their successful career. More than ever this chapter is directly inspired by the world they live in but despite all the fascination for doom and gloom there's also a hopeful note about it. Time for a talk with band leader Yannis Philippakis about the whole misery.
Ahead of their first ever performance in Cologne, we asked Laufey, Margrét and Sólveig to play a game with us. We laughed and learned a lot with one of Iceland’s finest exports and now you can do, too!
Craig Beaton, legendary figure of the Scottish indie music scene and his musical partner Graeme Smillie announced a final musical statement as A Mote Of Dust before the man quite possibly stops music alltogether. We owed it to him, that in this (possibly) last interview he got all the room he needed to explain himself. It became quite an extensive one: Honest to the bone, furious, warm and smart. Just like Craig Beaton's music...
We live in historical times and one of the most important events that's about to define an entire generation is only little more than a month away. When NBHAP editor Stefan Ibrahim caught up with acclaimed composer Matthew Herbert four months there was no plan for Brexit and unluckily not much has changed ever since. And that doesn't make his new project less fascinating.
Love comes, love goes and in-between everything can happen. Over the course of five years the British/American duo created wonderful little indie rock anthems that to me, in retrospect, also document various stages of a relationship. Even three years after the band abandoned their music remains quite close to me and this is my attempt to tell you why that is the case.
When two of the most gifted and genuine songwriters of their generations team up, expectations are naturally high. With Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, also known as Better Oblivion Community Center, there was almost no time to ponder over the possible outcome or spirit of their collaborative work with the the duo surprising their fans and media alike with their newest project over night last month - announcing the birth of Better Oblivion Community Center as well as sharing their full debut album simultaneously. It turned out to be a very satisfying surprise to say the least.
When Ariana Grande arrived in 2014 with her funky pop-anthem 'Problem', the world got a new face for mainstream music. She was the the young star every girl wanted to be. And plenty of boys, too. Years later, she became on of the biggest names in the business - and learned to break the rules for good.
The world 'unique' tends to get used in quite an inflationary way, especially when it comes to describing music. But in the case of American songwriter Jessica Pratt it's only fair to do so. There's no other artist right now sounding like her and the unique mixture of her new album 'Quiet Signs' underlines that. Who is the mysterious lady with the distinctive voice that instantly catches your attention? NBHAP editor Viet Phuong Vu met up with her in Berlin.
With their fourth record 'Fever' Balthazar return from their four year hiatus. We talked with one part of the frontmen duo Jinte Deperez about the reasons for taking the break, the time since then and the changes on upcoming album.
Beach, booze and babes: What started as luxurious dream turned into a nightmare on many levels. Besides it's enjoyable nature this film also works as an invitation to question our relationship with Social Media and this materialistic world.