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.
It's been a turbulent and confusing year in many ways. But there's one thing the second pandemic year in a row hasn't been lacking of: plenty of good music to get us through these months of uncertainty between hope and despair. And for those of you who might have lost track in the daily storm of new releases we got you covered once again with a mighty list that includes those tracks that we'll connect with 2021 forever
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.
The Danish rock band spent a couple of weeks in Lisbon with Sonic Boom, and emerged from it with Seek Shelter, a record of skyscraping, soaring songs that's their most open, and compelling, album yet. NBHAP author Austin Maloney caught up with them to find out more, and as a special addition, they made us an adventurous dark disco mixtape.
It's time for our annual return to beloved Dutch city Groningen for a get together of Europe's music industry. And we couldn't agree more with the pick of this year's focus country which is ready to unleash the full range of its musical potential.