From August 23 to 25, one of Germany's best kept festival secrets opens its doors for the fifth time. However, this is not just your usual get together of inspiring independent musicians but a passionate project that structurally helps in a region where politics partly already surrendered. And we think you should all know about this.
The alternative pop duo IDER – made up of Megan and Lily two talented musicians and singers – have a very special bond. They have been living and working together for six years. Now, IDER is about to release their debut record 'Emotional Education' and caught up with NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell to chat about the making off, pop music, and their friendship.
How can music unite us and be a catalyst for positive change? We took a look at examples in Serbia, Dublin, and London - three places which hopefully inspire more places all over the globe to get active.
After critically acclaimed instrumental releases producer Scott Hansen is opening a new chapter for his project. What might feel strange at the beginning is actually the next logical step in his restless artistic adventure. We caught up with the Californian artist.
With their debut album 'Schlagenheim', Black Midi prove that they are the most exciting band to come from Britain this year. NBHAP author Louisa met them in Berlin to talk about their album, touring, and many influences.
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'.