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.
This year has been a challenge for all of us and we were lucky enough to have such tremendous records on our side to comfort us in difficult times. From gentle melancholia, to raging fury - the albums of 2020 had a lot of stories to tell and these are the ones our staff enjoyed the most. If you haven't listened to all of them you now got a whole lockdown winter ahead of you to do that.
What a freakin' year this has been! This sentence might be more true than at any moment in the past years. The Corona pandemic had a massive impact on pretty much all of our lives, the music industry and quite possibly also the rest of society. In the absence of live music events the songs and records that were released remained an anchor and provided much needed comfort in a difficult time. These are our fifty favourite tracks from this rollercoaster ride called 2020.
Berlin's underground pop sensation is finally readying his debut album and we got the lovely title-track waiting for you in our newcomer playlist today along with new music from Tiflis Transit, Temple In Man, Hannah's Little Sister, ViVii and other artists you should have on your radar.