Another year goes by and it was... well, definitely different than the last one but still quite weird. The second consecutive Covid year was a rollercoaster ride of emotions where hope and despair went hand in hand and we're surely finished yet. Luckily, this resulted in quite outstanding musical releases which gave us much needed comfort and distraction in these difficult times. Today, we're honouring the fifty records that meant the most to us in the past twelve months.
Every Friday music fans are faced with the same burning question: What to listen to from the sheer endless sea of new albums, EPs and other releases? Don't worry, the people of NBHAP are here to help you with that. Our very own release roundup gives you a quick overview on the music that matters the most this week.
Following their triumphant first impact with their 2019 debut "Schlagenheim" British 'hard-to-define'- guitar rockers Black Midi are about to return with an even wilder follow-up these days. This band continues to fascinate the listener with their artistic determination and their impressive musical qualities. Created in during the lockdown and without guitarist Matt Kwasniewski-Kevin who took a break from the band "Cavalcade" is a triumphant return. NBHAP author Tamsin Paternoster phoned up the band to talk about the record.
A time of fundamental crisis tends to create impressive art and right now there’s an incredible amount of exciting new bands that take elements of previous independent rock incarnations and adds a modern twist to it. Maybe the age of creating band hypes is over but NBHAP author Norman tried it anyway and invites all fellow old “indie heads” like him to jump on this bandwagon.
Twelve months of great musical releases have passed and at the end of it it's time to recap the best of them like we always do when then the year is about to close its curtain. So, without further ado please find the fifty albums that impressed us the most during the past 12 months right here and feel happily invited to fall in love with those brilliant records as well.
For the 36h time one of Germany's most established music festival opened its gates to deliver exquisite musical picks within this quite unique family-friendly atmosphere. It was the first time for NBHAP editor Norman Fleischer who found it surprisingly tricky to fit in.
From August 8 to August 10 one of Europe's finest spots for great live music opens its gates once again and we're not only giving you a few tips from the magnificent line-up but also give you the chance to join us along the ride.
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.