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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.

Melancholic Marriage: Swedish Sad Pop Duo Wy Make An Intimate Return With “Come Here”

Malmö-based two piece Wy have been love at first listen for us at NBHAP ever since they first showed up on our musical radar four years ago. Following two hauntingly beautiful albums Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Ågren are now returning with a third full-length in May, shaped by the Covid crisis but also their own relationship. "Marriage" appears to be a fitting title for it. Today, we're debuting a first track from it exclusively on NBHAP and also took a moment to catch up with the duo.
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Shame On You, 2021! An Outlook On The New Year By The British Rockers

The new year is barely two weeks old and we're already pretty tired by it, maybe because we all still carry the luggage from 2020 with us. What a weird couple of months it has been but there's still hope for the future right. Shame, for a example, are finally back with their second studio album this week. So, we thought maybe they could help us to put this new year in perspective.
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What Will Remain From Chaotic 2020? Six Findings For The World Of Music

Twelve months ago we could have only imagined how different our lives would be right now. The Covid-19 pandemic shook the foundation of many things we took for granted. Like many other industries, the world of music is strongly affected by this rule-changing year and it makes you wonder just how big the impact of it all will be in the end. NBHAP head Norman went into 'end-of-the-year'-reflection mode and shares his thoughts right here.
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Tycho Adds His Personal Dreamy Flavour To Our “Electronic Empathy” Playlist

Beloved American artist Scott Hansen ends the cycle of his last album "Weather" with one final remix album before starting a new chapter in his life and career. On the brink of the new year, I sat down with him to talk about the current state of Tycho and discuss the influence of electronic music in his life as he adds some of his personal favourites to NBHAP's 'Electronic Empathy' playlist.
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How To Keep Up As An Indie Festival In 2020: A Conversation With Maifeld Derby Festival Head Timo Kumpf

It has been quite a hard year for everyone earning their money in the cultural scene in Germany. One of the affected persons is Timo Kumpf, the organizer of beloved German indie festival Maifeld Derby. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum, who attended the festival regularly the last years, took the nearby end of the year as a chance to recap the past months together with the organizer and had a little look at the near future with him.
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Ending 2020 On A High Note: The Avalanches Keep The Spark Of Hope Alive On Their Third Album

Following the legendary 16-year-gap between their first two albums the genre-breaking Australian group now returns with their relatively quick third album "We Will Always Love You." Following a year that was clearly lacking of hope and positive moments they couldn't have picked a better timing for their life-affirming pop cocktail. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer phoned up one half of the duo to discuss the process of making this record happen along with a few other subjects.
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“Space To Bloom”: MADANII & LLUCID On ORI3NTATION, Stereotypes, and Third Eyes

The Berlin-based neo-pop duo MADANII & LLUCID makes music with a political message that questions stereotypes, representation, and demands space in the hegemonial 'Western' music industry. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the artists about their second EP 3RD 3YE and the interview series ORI3NTATION, which asks where stereotypes regarding the 'Orient' come from and how we can get rid of them.
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