While we were pretty blown away by Squid's magnificent "Bright Green Field" during the spring of 2021, the UK rock sensation already had the follow-up in mind. Now the adventurous group returns with the fruits of lockdown labour, resulting in an even bolder and more emotional record. "O Monolith" is not an easy record - but these aren't easy times anyway. NBHAP author Norman took a closer look at it.
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
Seventeen months after his last club concert, NBHAP head Norman attended his first full capacity gig at the iconic Berlin punk venue SO36. Obviously you can’t write about this without reflecting on the path that lead to this cosy Monday night in Kreuzberg. So, that’s what he does in the following article.
A time of fundamental crisis tends to create impressive art and right now there’s an incredible amount of exciting new bands that take elements of previous independent rock incarnations and adds a modern twist to it. Maybe the age of creating band hypes is over but NBHAP author Norman tried it anyway and invites all fellow old “indie heads” like him to jump on this bandwagon.
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.
Fall in love with the tender "Lake" and its accompanying nostalgic music video. Along with the sweet tune also come updates for our newcomer playlist, including Blanche, Francis Of Delirium, Squid, Harvey Causon, Julia Logan and other talented artists you should have on your radar.
The Norwegian newcomer unveils her majestic new single "Palace Square" which you can enjoy in our newcomer selection right now along with fresh songs from Squid, Charly Haze, The Losing Touch, Harkin, Olivia Anna Livki and more talents.