After almost twenty years in the scene gloomy British post-punkers Editors aren't done yet evolving. With a recently introduced sixth band member their freshly released seventh album takes a surprising turn towards the dancefloor without losing the band's musical appeal. It's a thin line but they manage to dance on it. Longtime band supporter Norman Fleischer spoke with drummer Ed Lay a few days before the band started their European tour.
Every end of the month we are releasing a round up of reviews of recent releases that touched us the most. These are the personal reviews of hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time including Sudan Archives, Jockstrap, Sampa the Great, Rina Sawayama, Tamino, Julia, Julia, Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Editors, and Nils Frahm.
Cleverly timed nostalgia, a true second coming or just pure coincidence? Some of the most loved indie rock groups from the golden heydays of the early 21st century are set to return with new records this year. NBHAP head and original ‘survivor’ of the indie scene, Norman Fleischer, gives an overview of what to expect in the next months.
Almost ten years after their first joint album, the two songwriters return with a follow-up that is once again fuelled by the joyful energy of their companionship. NBHAP head Norman phoned up the two buddies in the middle of the harsh lockdown reality to get a better understanding of their musical union and kind friendship.
The current phase of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. Tine from our marketing department, for example, took the quarantine to rediscover a band that she once liked a lot but lost track over the years. Here's her report about facing Editors once again.
After fifteen years in the industry the British independent rock institution takes a moment to look back on their career so far. Following their freshly released compilation album 'Black Gold' we caught up with Tom and Elliott to dive even deeper into the group's musical back catalogue.
As this decade is approaching its end it is time for a little reflection on all the great music we experienced over the course of it. Of course, this is NOT an ultimate and universal Top 100 list. It simply can't be but these are the songs you should definitely give a spin before the decade is over. The next 25 tracks in our list include Daughter, Kendrick Lamar, Editors, Blood Orange, Metronomy and more.
How to keep an overview about the countless new releases that surface on a daily basis? NBHAP's staff provides guidance and introduces you to the five most essential new tracks that showed up on our radar over the past weeks.