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Stories from the soil, the roots and traditions of sounds.

Diving Three Dimensions Deep And Beyond With Amber Mark

The NYC-based artist Amber Mark has been through a lot to get to the release of her debut record. "Three Dimensions Deep" is a reflection of her personal journey within. Over smoothly produced soul-RnB and pop beats, the singer finds self-confidence and explores newly found spirituality. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell caught up with the buzzing artist to find out what lies beyond the 3rd dimension of Amber Mark.

Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton Gets Real About His Admiration For “Aha Shake Heartbreak” By Kings Of Leon

As the beloved Brit-Pop trio is about to finally release their fourth LP "The Dream", we invited Alt-J keyboarder Gus Unger-Hamilton to share some reflections on his favourite record yet. Celebrating the Kings Of Leon shortly before they went stadium-rock superstars, the musician strongly roots for the 2004 sophomore record "Aha Shake Heartbreak" and kindly shares the advice of giving records more than one superficial listen.

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Glass Animals’ Leader Dave Bayley Talks The Band’s Recent Rise To Fame

Although Glass Animals' last album 'Dreamland' was released 1 1/2 years ago, their success continues to this day. Due to the ongoing pandemic, they've only been on tour for a few weeks and their hit single 'Heat Waves' has caused a sensation in recent months. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum took the continuing hype as an opportunity to talk to the band's mastermind, Dave Bayley, about their new album and the story behind it.

Between Monologue and Polylog: In Dialogue With Yousef Kekhia

The Berlin-based musician Yousef Kekhia just released his sophomore record "Polylog". It follows the introspective "Monologue" but turns its gaze outwards. Influenced by conversations, encounters, and exchange the record is a fluid piece of music opening doors and asking questions. We met the artist to speak about his music and he curated a "Beyond Borders" playlist update with his personal favorites from the contemporary Arab music scene.

The Old, The New And The Timeless: A Conversation With Nils Frahm

Over the course of this pandemic lot of us felt the urge to rearrange our lives, reflect on the way we live, and make room for new experiences. For beloved composer Nils Frahm his new album "Old Friends, New Friends" was a beautiful opportunity to do exactly that in musical form. Just in time for its release, he sat down with NBHAP author Anna Stich to talk about immortality, melancholy, friendship, and a few other things.

Music As An Open Book: A Journey Back To The Essential With Efterklang

In a few days, Danish indie-darlings Efterklang will release their beautiful new album "Windflowers". A record which brings the three band members back to their musical roots. Nine lovely and emotional songs take the listener on a journey to the essential things in life. NBHAP author Miriam met up with the two bandmembers Casper and Mads to have a pleasant chat about the creation of their newest work.

The Art Of Subtlety In A Loud World: In The Local Valley With José González

Contemporary folk music would most likely not be the same without José González in it. The iconic Swedish indie folk artist who has brought us a number of subtle, yet eclectic albums and who is now returning with his fourth solo work to date: Local Valley. A sonic landscape José was happy to discuss with NBHAP author Annett Bonkowski in a recent chat.

Faye Webster On Her Love For 2007’s “Raising Sand” Album By Alison Krauss And Robert Plant

Every now and then we ask befriended musicians to recommend us an album that inspired their own art and the stories never fail to surprise and entertain us. The fact that beloved songwriter Faye Webster was heavily inspired by a joint venture of iconic bluegrass musician Alison Krauss and former Led Zeppelin leader Robert Plant was new to us. We invited Faye to write a few lines on the importance of this very special record for her.

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