Light and dark dance on the sweeping, experimentally orchestral debut solo album from the Culk frontwoman Sophie Löw. "Die Neue Heiterkeit" explores themes of anxiety and oppression, but also finds remedy in community and hope. We spoke to the artist to peek behind the curtain of the soundscape and themes that Sophia Blenda explores.
It's been a long old time, and a lot of us spent it wondering when our next festival would be. So what was it like when they actually returned? NBHAP author Austin Maloney tagged along with early returner Pop-Kultur Berlin to try and figure out what a festival can be in the post-pandemic age.
Pop-Kultur Berlin is back for 2021 with in-person concerts, so we picked out some of the festival's best shows and dived in deep to find out more about seven of the artists who are about to perform from August 25 to 28 at the Kulturbrauerei.