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 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.
In the lovely tradition of the past years we gave the task to pick the year's best music video to two true experts - Award-winning Berlin-based video artists Schall & Schnabel. They got the right eye and a year-long expertise when it comes to this art form so these 15 picks (plus two additional short films) give a great overview about the state of the art form in the year 2019. And yes, it's looking good.
The beloved open air event in Germany delivers yet another outstanding line-up including The xx, Florence + The Machine, Fever Ray, Jon Hopkins, Tune-Yards, Tyler, The Creator, Cigarettes After Sex, Little Dragon and many more. Time to raise excitement with a really special mixtape.
Following a four year long absence we're happy to be finally back in Barcelona, reporting from Europe's best festivals with the most impressive line-up, including pretty much all of your favourite bands. But even if you won't be making it to the festival in person the Primavera Sound will bring you some of 2018's finest performances directly into your living room.