Coronavirus abruptly pulled her home from a US tour, but Åsa Söderqvist made good use of the extra free time to come up with her new album "20/20 Shitkid", the shiniest, glossiest incarnation of ShitKid yet. NBHAP author Austin Maloney visited the artist at her home in Stockholm.
For this little video conversation, the two members of Howling only meet each other virtually. One being on vacation with his family where it suddenly started to rain heavily, the other sitting in his light filled living room in sunny California – two high-contrasted worlds, just like Frank Wiedemann and Ry Cumings musical backgrounds are. As the two didn’t talk much during the last few months, they were pretty happy to see each other and laughed a lot during the conversation our editor Miriam Wallbaum had with the two gentlemen when talking about their second LP "Colure."
Soko is sitting in front of the camera in her Los Angeles home. The French artist is wearing plaid sweatpants and a college-style shirt. Even though it is 9am only on the American west coast, she seems to be more awake than me in early-evening Berlin. Soko, Stéphanie Sokolinski, laughs into the camera and patiently answers my questions about her third record "Feel Feelings".
Songwriter and producer Woodson Black went all the way down into his own past in search of material for his anticipated debut release. NBHAP author Andreas phoned up the acclaimed dream-pop act in Massachusetts to take a deep dive into the record and its emotional background. In the end it became a little more clear how music may actually serve as a cure for pain.
After nine years, Mike Skinner releases the first full-length mixtape with The Streets. NBHAP author Louisa used the opportunity to call the rap legend in his London home to talk about morning routines, career advice and the weird concept of mixtapes.
After two highly-sucessful Savages records, singer Jehnny Beth decided to go solo with the record 'To Love Is To Live'. NBHAP author Louisa Zimmer called the French artist to find out more about her most personal work to date.
The Australian musician Gordi aka Sophie Payton lives in between two worlds; music and medicine. In this personal guest article the Sydney-based artist/doctor opens up about why she dropped everything to help out during the Corona crisis and how she copes with the anxiety and frustration that comes with the great uncertainty all of us face.
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.