Moderate singles and a failed comeback on international television: the long-hoped end of Madonna was conjured unapologetically on all media platforms. It is a tough time to defend her, but with her newest record she reminds us that it is not easy to diminish her. As an female artist who evolves pop culture for more than three decades now, detractors should choose more wisely who they try to shut down.
Releasing a double album in 2019? Bold move. Writing a song about synthesizer brands? Even bolder. Or in other words: The Divine Comedy are back. On their eleventh studio album, the band from Northern Ireland returns with unstoppable curiosity, wit and love for imagination while the storytelling circles around one theme in particular: Office Politics. A title enough to stretch the band's already existing creative dimensions even further and leaving a lot of room for brilliantly witty observations.
Even if you don't speak French, there is a good chance that the word "Dépaysé" echoes back a certain sensation of melancholy and longing. By choosing it as the album title for his latest musical output, Ahmed Gallab alias Sinkane picked a word that perfectly summed up his feelings while working on new music trying to figure out his place in this world and connecting with himself even more. Dépaysé meaning 'to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings'.
With headliners such as Charli XCX, Rosalia or Miley Cyrus, this year’s Primavera Festival proved that 50/50 lineups are possibly and that they should be the new standard in booking business. NBHAP editor Louisa attended the colourful fiesta in Barcelona, that will hopefully lead the way for more inclusive festivals.
Kate Tempest – like the stormy weather, like the Shakespearian drama. Hiding behind her powerful spoken-word performances is an artist with just as a stormy mind and eagerness as the wild blonde curls. We caught up with the British poet and rapper to chat about her forthcoming album 'The Book Of Traps And Lessons'.
With his debut album 'Nothing Great About Britain', Slowthai nailed the ongoing political anxiety of Britain in times of Brexit. NBHAP author Louisa met the Northampton artist and found out, why Grime might be the new punk movement.
Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, is an unusual mix of genres. Faye Webster is fusing floaty, Pedal-Steel-heavy Southern country influences with smooth RnB beats. We caught up with the young musician to chat about her unique forthcoming album, baseball and more.
When I say Blues, a vivid image probably crosses your mind: somewhere in the deep South of the United States, a man, an acoustic guitar that has had better days, a scarcely lit bar around midnight, a half-empty glass of whiskey. But the genre is much more relevant than just a moody soundtrack to a post-breakup movie scene. We met the Blues Duo Larkin Poe, who shatter all clichés with fierce girl power and a contemporary twist to playing the Blues.
Our next label in focus sits at the heart of the Russian experimental, electronic and club scene - we catch up with Gost Zvuk as they celebrate their fifth anniversary. Come and join us for a trip into the country's adventurous underground.
16 years after its initial release the band's first EP gets a proper vinyl edition, along with B-Sides and previously unreleased music. NBHAP head and longtime Tiger Lou lover Norman caught up with mastermind Rasmus Kellerman to talk about nostalgia, new beginnings and finding your place in life.