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So Here We Are … Again: How Bloc Party Got Their Fire Back On “Alpha Games”

After six years without a new full-length, British indie rock heroes Bloc Party resurface with a record that is both – acknowledgment of their own past and beginning of a new era. But does their furious sound still have a place in this world and can reconnect with old and potential new fans? Departing NBHAP head Norman Fleischer is a die-hard fan of the group and spoke with mastermind Kele Okereke about the difficult path to make “Alpha Games” happen in the first place.
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Kurt Vile

Moments of Zen and Adult Life: Kurt Vile Reflecting On ‘(watch my moves)’

Nine albums into his career, Kurt Vile shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, his most recent work titled (watch my moves) suggests the contrary with a certain cheekiness hovering over the fifteen carefully crafted, nonchalant songs. NBHAP author Annett caught up with the Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer on his recent stop in Berlin. In a conversation revolving around his adult life and occasional moments of zen, Kurt Vile talks about the benefits of having a healthy routine, the comfort of working in a home studio and the bliss of spacing out.
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Tallinn Music Week 2022: A Festival Between Tomorrow’s Music and Tradition

The Tallinn Music Week is taking place for the 14th time from May 4th to 8th. But this year is different than before. In February, Estonia's neighbour Russia invaded Ukraine. In a gesture of resistance TMW 2022 splits its focus between Tallinn and the eastern city Narva. We spoke to the co-curator Ingrid Kohtla to learn more about the hopes and struggles of the festival.
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A Certain Regard: Unfolding The Subtle Charm Of Father John Misty’s Superb “Chloë and the Next 20th Century”

Make yourself comfortable. But not too comfortable, when immersing into Father John Misty’s latest album with the sweeping title "Chloë and the Next 20th Century" which was released earlier this month. Josh Tillman’s fifth studio album under his stage name is an ambitious and intriguing work with a cinematic quality that pushes the door wide open to a space that offers a multi-faceted experience. NBHAP author Annett invites you all to take a closer look at his latest work.
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On the Cultural Front: Tember Blanche Living and Recording in Wartime

More than a month after the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on February 24th, the strikes of the aggressor continue to devastate the country. To raise awareness and continue to support the country - financially and culturally - we update our "With Ukraine" playlist in collaboration with local artists. This time with folk duo Tember Blanche.
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