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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.

Not Just An Attitude: Visiting Lea Porcelain At Their Home Studio In Berlin’s Funkhaus

Over the past years Lea Porcelain have become a constant musical force and personal favourite of NBHAP and with their recently released second album "Choirs To Heaven" they underline their status as one of Germany's most exciting musical exports. But what's so special about their music? NBHAP author and longtime fan of the duo, Natálie Zehnalova, went to explore the essence of the two musicians in their spiritual home in Berlin.
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For Folk’s Sake: How “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” Changed The Future Of Indie Folk Ten Years Ago

Despite all popular belief, the idea of folk music is still very much alive, constantly reimagined and shaped anew by artists from every corner of the globe. In this ongoing column we’d like to peek behind the curtains of the heritage of a genre. Celebrating the decennial jubilee of Bon Iver’s self-titled sophomore release, NBHAP author Andreas decided to dig up his thoughts on the pioneering achievement of Justin Vernon’s acclaimed masterpiece.
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Seeing The City With New Eyes: A Motorcycle Ride Through Berlin-Neukölln With Magic Island

Magic Island is the moniker of the producer and artist Emma Czerny. The Canadian made Berlin her hometown ten years ago but the confinement of the pandemic made her rediscover her neighborhood. Working off the theme of questioning what you think you already know, her new album "So Wrong" is a collection of songs influenced by her life in Neukölln. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell went for a walk with Emma in the city streets that she calls home.
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Existential Echoes: An In-Depth Exchange With Indigo Sparke

Australian songwriter Indigo Sparke released her wonderful debut album "Echo" in February 2021 and to celebrate its vinyl issue, NBHAP author Anna Stich got a chance to talk to her about what informs her music and how she translates her perception of the world into sound. The result is a detailed and insightful
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Japanese Breakfast Is Fighting For Joy On Her New Record “Jubilee”

The Brooklyn-based musician and writer Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, explores themes of joy on her latest record. Following the release of her memoir and two records dealing with loss and grieving, the singer is moving onto new things. NBHAP author Liv Toerkell met the artist for a video chat to talk about working through grief and finding optimism and hope.
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The Benefit Of Lockdown Dynamics: Black Midi Unravel Their Furious Second LP “Cavalcade”

Following their triumphant first impact with their 2019 debut "Schlagenheim" British 'hard-to-define'- guitar rockers Black Midi are about to return with an even wilder follow-up these days. This band continues to fascinate the listener with their artistic determination and their impressive musical qualities. Created in during the lockdown and without guitarist Matt Kwasniewski-Kevin who took a break from the band "Cavalcade" is a triumphant return. NBHAP author Tamsin Paternoster phoned up the band to talk about the record.
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