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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.

Continuing Love After 25 Years: A Conversation With Post-Rock Icons Mogwai

A lot has been written and said about Mogwai in the last 25 years, even though Mogwai has never been a band of many words. NBHAP author Abhilash Arackal had the chance to talk to Barry Burns of Mogwai, who gave us an insight into the band’s architecture making it easier to understand why after 25 years, this band is still eager to release records at all and why they always sound as you want them to sound.
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Claud Finds Their Footing in Personal and Artistic Life With Their Debut LP “Super Monster”

Singer and songwriter Claud went from making indie pop songs in their bedroom to recording their debut LP "Super Monster" at the iconic Electric Lady Studio. Exploring themes of love, isolation, and coming-of-age, the record communicates a wide range of emotions through lyrics and instrumental arrangements. We caught up with the musician to explore the background of their music making.
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Concerts and COVID-19: What The Live Music Experience Might Look Like In A Pandemic

So far, the promised “better 2021” looks an awful lot like 2020, right? Will it give the live music industry a chance to return or is that option already off the table? Time to address a few of the most burning questions: Is it safe to go to a concert in 2021? How can we best protect ourselves? Why should we head outdoors? NBHAP editor Igor Franjić did some research to give us answers.
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Black Country, New Road Are Reshaping Indie-Rock For Our Disturbing Times

A much needed fresh approach for guitar music is happening in the UK right now, freed from any hit single expectations and conventional genre limitations. With the furious energy of their debut album "For The First Time" the seven-piece from London is leading this new movement with stubborn determination. NBHAP author Tamsin Paternoster spoke with the band and took a closer look at the Black Country, New Road microcosm.
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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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