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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.

Cigarettes After Sex Make Me Cry … But For The Wrong Reasons

Creepy fantasies are not romance, reactionary clichés are not nostalgia and being obsessed with someone's physical appearance is not love: We need to boycott misogyny and sexism, this time found in the lyrics of a widely acclaimed band. NBHAP editor Jessi Schmitte shares her personal thoughts on the questionable messages of the beloved dream pop band.
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Getting Into The Misty Woo Woo: HAIM on Songwriting and Gaining Confidence

Shortly after the release of ‘Now I’m In It’ in late October, a song about going through depression and spiralling minds, NBHAP editor Anna Stich talked to HAIM about the tough times, the past times, the good times and the future times. The three Californian sisters have been working hard in the studio and since then blessed the world with another single called ‘Hallelujah’, a counterpart to ‘Now I’m In It’ appreciating the love and support we need while stuck in a dark place.
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The 15 Most Impressive Music Videos Of 2019, Picked By Visual Artists Schall & Schnabel

In the lovely tradition of the past years we gave the task to pick the year's best music video to two true experts - Award-winning Berlin-based video artists Schall & Schnabel. They got the right eye and a year-long expertise when it comes to this art form so these 15 picks (plus two additional short films) give a great overview about the state of the art form in the year 2019. And yes, it's looking good.
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The Hype Is Raw: Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. Just Got Started

Fontaines D.C. are one of the rising stars in the musical landscape of 2019. With “Dogrel” the band from Ireland released a remarkable debut, mixing edgy indie-rock, post-punk and garage. NBHAP editor Abhilash Arackal sat down with bass player Conner Deegan to review the last twelve month and to take a look at expectations, ambitions and their hometown Dublin – and got a hint of what to expect in 2020.
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Musical Treats From Sweden: Pale Honey On Devotion And Candy

This band is as sweet as their name; Pale Honey is the Swedish indie rock Duo Tuva and Nelly. The two musicians have known each other since 8th grade, which was also when they first embarked on their musical journey. We met the band on their stopover in Berlin, to chat about being devoted to art and to rummage a candy store for treats.
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Greener Touring Is Possible: A Field Report By Danish Artist Kasper Bjørke

In the wake of the impending climate catastrophe we as a human species need to change the way we interact with our planet and that affects pretty much every aspect of our life. Slowly the music industry begins to wake up in that sector as well, forcing us to overthink our relationship towards touring and music consumption whether we like it or not. Beloved Danish artist and DJ Kasper Bjørke actively tried it out last weekend and exclusively on NBHAP he shares his thoughts and impressions from this very special trip.
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