Ever wondered what your favourite artists were listening to this year? Well, we were and decided to catch up with the acts we interviewed this year and asked them about their 2022 highlights. Make sure you check out the recommended records and tunes and, if you like, revisit our feature stories with the artists.
The new concept album from the Norwegian-Irish singer-songwriter pairs operatic-scale drama with thrilling orchestral pop, all with a little help from some unexpected friends. NBHAP author Austin Maloney caught up with her to find out more.
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.
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.
Following her debut release earlier this year, we caught up with Berlin-bred singer-songwriter Tara Nome Doyle. She took us on a journey all the way through the concept of her record, talked about personal growth and revealed what she finds most fascinating about experiencing music.
Based in Japan but with fans and artists from all over, FLAU finds and releases music from artists who craft their own special worlds. NBHAP editor Austin caught up with some of the label's protagonists to shed some light on their work by talking to label boss Yasuhiko Fukuzono as well as artists Rayons, Machinone, Sparrows and Rima Kato.
Lookking for your next favourite band? Well, we have a few personal favourites we're rooting for in the new year. Get to know Tara Nome Doyle, Working Men's Club, Bdrmm, Monako, Das Body, People Club and more talented new artists you'll definitely hear more from in the next months.