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Liv Toerkell

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“Humor Is The Last Thing You Want to Lose”: Gardening With Feng Suave

The indie pop Duo Feng Suave are back in town. Following the release of their EP "So Much For Gardening" we took the musicians by their word and set out to green the city. To go along with the hard gardening work, Daniel Schoemaker and Daniel De Jong also curated a new update of the NBHAP Daydreaming Delight Playlist with their sunny and meditative favorites.
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A Draft Underneath The Door: The Musical Philosophy of LUWTEN

The Dutch musician and Producer Tessa Douwstra just released her second record "Draft" under the moniker LUWTEN. Between the tenderness of the instrumentation and the confrontational lyrics dealing with issues of agency, control, and freedom the artists poses philosophical questions. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell met up with the singer in Berlin to examine what's behind the moving and thought-provoking record.
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A Gentle Start Into An Unusual Festival Season: Laura Carbone Curates Her Own “Cosmic Dreaming” Event

Beloved Berlin-based musician Laura Carbone got the chance to curate and organize a small festival at Festsaal Kreuzberg. From poetry readings to indie rock, Cosmic Dreaming rounds up a circle of local artists playing together for the first time. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell spoke to the musician before the show about the experience of organizing an event and returning to the stage.
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Seeing The City With New Eyes: A Motorcycle Ride Through Berlin-Neukölln With Magic Island

Magic Island is the moniker of the producer and artist Emma Czerny. The Canadian made Berlin her hometown ten years ago but the confinement of the pandemic made her rediscover her neighborhood. Working off the theme of questioning what you think you already know, her new album "So Wrong" is a collection of songs influenced by her life in Neukölln. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell went for a walk with Emma in the city streets that she calls home.
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Japanese Breakfast Is Fighting For Joy On Her New Record “Jubilee”

The Brooklyn-based musician and writer Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, explores themes of joy on her latest record. Following the release of her memoir and two records dealing with loss and grieving, the singer is moving onto new things. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell met the artist for a video chat to talk about working through grief and finding optimism and hope.
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“Without Fear of Failure”: Introducing Alternative RnB Artist Mulay

Five months into 2021 and we caught up with one of our artists to watch this year. The Berlin-based singer Mulay released her anticipated debut "ANTRACYTE". Somewhere between alternative RnB and contemporary pop, she continues to shape her own musical niche. We caught up with the artist to talk about the release and where else 2021 might take her.
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