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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.

Getting Emotionally Educated By Alternative Pop Duo IDER

The alternative pop duo IDER – made up of Megan and Lily two talented musicians and singers – have a very special bond. They have been living and working together for six years. Now, IDER is about to release their debut record 'Emotional Education' and caught up with NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell to chat about the making off, pop music, and their friendship.
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Behind Madonna’s Newest Reinvention: Who Is Madame X?

Moderate singles and a failed comeback on international television: the long-hoped end of Madonna was conjured unapologetically on all media platforms. It is a tough time to defend her, but with her newest record she reminds us that it is not easy to diminish her. As an female artist who evolves pop culture for more than three decades now, detractors should choose more wisely who they try to shut down.
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Not Playing By The Rules: The Infinite Cosmos Of The Divine Comedy

Releasing a double album in 2019? Bold move. Writing a song about synthesizer brands? Even bolder. Or in other words: The Divine Comedy are back. On their eleventh studio album, the band from Northern Ireland returns with unstoppable curiosity, wit and love for imagination while the storytelling circles around one theme in particular: Office Politics. A title enough to stretch the band's already existing creative dimensions even further and leaving a lot of room for brilliantly witty observations.
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This Is A Test: Shining A Light On Sinkane’s Aura

Even if you don't speak French, there is a good chance that the word "Dépaysé" echoes back a certain sensation of melancholy and longing. By choosing it as the album title for his latest musical output, Ahmed Gallab alias Sinkane picked a word that perfectly summed up his feelings while working on new music trying to figure out his place in this world and connecting with himself even more. Dépaysé meaning 'to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings'. 
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Attending Primavera Sound 2019: Keychange In Action

With headliners such as Charli XCX, Rosalia or Miley Cyrus, this year’s Primavera Festival proved that 50/50 lineups are possibly and that they should be the new standard in booking business. NBHAP editor Louisa attended the colourful fiesta in Barcelona, that will hopefully lead the way for more inclusive festivals.
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