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 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.
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.
Six hours of laidback vibes to enjoy while the world is slowly waking up again. Enjoy a first glimpse of post-pandemic bliss with tracks from HAIM, Kings Of Convenience, Khruangbin, Alice Phoebe Lou, Tash Sultana, The Antlers, Hiss Golden Messenger, Feng Suave, Doves, Faye Webster and more
The first summer of self isolation is approaching soon and it will be a different one on my levels. However, we still got the beauty of music to comfort us and for these times our summerly playlist likes to be a fitting companion. This season's update features fresh songs by Lianne La Havas, Faye Webster, Real Estate, Pure X, Washed Out, Feng Suave, Núria Graham, Land of Talk, Khruangbin and other favourites of ours.
Coming from Atlanta, Georgia, is an unusual mix of genres. Faye Webster is fusing floaty, Pedal-Steel-heavy Southern country influences with smooth RnB beats. We caught up with the young musician to chat about her unique forthcoming album, baseball and more.
New additions to our gentle Spotify playlist include longtime favourites like Vampire Weekend, Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala along with exciting new artists like Faye Webster, Julia Jacklin, Barrie and more.