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What’s the intention behind the music? Our ‘Stories’ section brings you interviews, features, personal opinions and columns about your favourite passion in the world.

The 15 Most Impressive Music Videos Of 2019, Picked By Visual Artists Schall & Schnabel

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.
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The Hype Is Raw: Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. Just Got Started

Fontaines D.C. are one of the rising stars in the musical landscape of 2019. With “Dogrel” the band from Ireland released a remarkable debut, mixing edgy indie-rock, post-punk and garage. NBHAP editor Abhilash Arackal sat down with bass player Conner Deegan to review the last twelve month and to take a look at expectations, ambitions and their hometown Dublin – and got a hint of what to expect in 2020.
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Musical Treats From Sweden: Pale Honey On Devotion And Candy

This band is as sweet as their name; Pale Honey is the Swedish indie rock Duo Tuva and Nelly. The two musicians have known each other since 8th grade, which was also when they first embarked on their musical journey. We met the band on their stopover in Berlin, to chat about being devoted to art and to rummage a candy store for treats.
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Greener Touring Is Possible: A Field Report By Danish Artist Kasper Bjørke

In the wake of the impending climate catastrophe we as a human species need to change the way we interact with our planet and that affects pretty much every aspect of our life. Slowly the music industry begins to wake up in that sector as well, forcing us to overthink our relationship towards touring and music consumption whether we like it or not. Beloved Danish artist and DJ Kasper Bjørke actively tried it out last weekend and exclusively on NBHAP he shares his thoughts and impressions from this very special trip.
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What Moves Vagabon? A Brief Introduction To West African Music

The name Vagabon, like the vagabond evokes a certain romantic imagery of a lone wolf traveling from place to place without a home. Well, the singer and guitarist with the name inspired by it is also quite the globe-trotter. Attributed to her by her mother, the nickname stuck and now we caught Lætitia Tamko, aka Vagabon at her Berlin show before she flew off to another place.
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Seeing The World: Devendra Banhart On Motherly Dimensions And His Inner Child

Pulling off a whole album circling around the theme of motherhood coming from a male artist is - quite frankly speaking - exactly what we need in 2019. Devendra Banhart may be one of the few contemporary male artists who are able do that with a great deal of sensitivity, warmth and openness. His latest work 'Ma' combines all of these characteristics beautifully while approaching the topic in its full spectrum.
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