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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 Joy Of Joint Forces: Why Amanda Palmer Puts Community First

How to run a successful career in music without relying on traditional label and promotional structures? It feels like a key question for artists these days and the answer is as simple as it is obvious: Just take care of each other and do it the Amanda Palmer way. We met the charismatic songwriter and pioneer for community-based funding for an inspiring talk that went way beyond this initial question.
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Embracing Time, Loss And A New Sense Of Freedom: A Thoughtful Reflection By Kindness

In recent years, it would have been easy for Kindness to push themselves to the fore. With as many talents in their pockets as Adam Bainbridge and a long list of musical activities, high profile collaborations and various spectra covered such as writing, producing, djing or having their own radio programme, the limelight was right there. However, Kindness chose to let their work speak for itself mostly from a position in the half-shade . And it did. Rather soft-spoken in general, but always determined, profound and open-minded.
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A Constant Conversation: Exploring The Golden Rules Of Friendship With Whitney

Before the summer is slowly fading away, we are blessed with "Forever Turned Around" - Whitney’s gorgeous follow up to 2016’s magnificent debut "Light Upon The Lake" that saw Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek become indie folk’s newest darlings with a very busy schedule of touring the world together afterwards. Working hard and following your passion is always best when you can share the experience with someone else which is very much the case here for the two longterm friends Max and Julien who have been making music together since the tender age of 18.
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Dance Against Despair: The Euphoric Return Of Friendly Fires

The indie-pop trio spent most of this decade trying to get back together as friends and musicians and now return just in time for a world that could really need more love and positivity. The story of the long way back to their third LP "Inflorescent" is a relatable reminder that some things just need a bit longer.
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Groenland Records: Fine Sträter, Mareike Hettler and Lenz Hein

Label In Focus: German Indie Institution Groenland Records Turns 20

Born out of pure necessity the small German record label grew to become a steady force in the music scene over the past two decades. Thanks to their passion and special philosophy Groenland Records have become a constant in a changing musical environment and NBHAP head Norman took the big anniversary as fitting chance to catch up with the label and some of its most acclaimed artists.
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