Three musicians, a barn, and a whole lot of cows - what do you get? Well, you are probably familiar with the outcome already. Those three are the elements that made the last Khruangbin records happen, so why mix up a recipe for success? The band’s record 'Mordechai' was written in the band’s usual writing spot in the countryside. It's the first time that one of their record features more vocals than instrumental tracks, so needless to say our author Liv had to phone up the Texan group.
The music Vaarin makes is marked by an inherent melancholia. Between beauty and pain, the Norway-based artist creates soundscapes that elate while tugging on the heartstrings. Her EP "Bitter Taste Of Goodbye" is out now and allows a glimpse deep into the soul of the young musician. In this intimate guest article Vårin Strand opens up about the emotions behind her music.
Ahead of the release of her album 'Punisher' NBHAP author Liv spoke to Los Angeles-based musician Phoebe Bridgers about life during the pandemic, travels, and her lyrics. While those might be melancholic, the artist proves to be warm-hearted and always up for jokes.
The British indie six-piece Sports Team emerged from continuously touring the country and building a genuine relationship with fans. Speaking to singer Alex Rice, NBHAP author Louisa found out how the band is maintaining their live show passion in times without gigs.
The middle of the night is a mystical time. It is somehow not really yesterday, not today anymore, and not tomorrow yet. In this vacuum, the way we view the world often changes to a more somber philosophical look on things. In this third edition of Late Night Talks, the Berlin-based Duo Evvol met up with Editor Liv Toerkell just before sunset.
Almost a decade after first arriving on our musical map the British pop heavyweights have finally released their fourth full-length. It became a wild ride, yet a very personal reflection on Matt Healy's twenties and maybe the middle of this lockdown is the perfect moment to talk about what appears to be the end of an era for the group. NBHAP head and longtime The 1975 fan Norman Fleischer spoke with the band leader about past, present and partly also future.
Inmidst a global pandemic, Moses Sumney released one of the most important albums of the year. In conversation with Louisa Zimmer, he shares his thoughts about multiplicity, Carole Baskin, and the failure of the American healthcare system.
‘To Adorn’ means to make something more beautiful, to enhance, and to redecorate it. That is the title of Scott Matthew’s forthcoming record. On Adorned he takes the title literally and rearranges ten of his original tracks. The Australian singer and songwriter has been releasing music for more than a decade now and gained critical acclaim for his lyrics between personal and political and emotive vocals.
In late April, already in the depths of Lockdown-Life and a few days before the release of Obaro Ejimiwe’s fifth album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to the artist about adjusting to times of crisis, dread, hopefulness and dystopian timelines.
For their fourth record 'For Their Love', the folk-rock act Other Lives shacked up in a country house up in the North American woods. NBHAP author Andreas got to talk to front singer Jesse Tabish and discussed the impact of space on sound, the origins of the record and how hope is the only thing that matters in the end.