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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.

Sexual Liberation, Pigs, And Tomato Juice: Up Close With Marika Hackman

London is having a great musical run so far in 2019. With artists like Shura, Kate Tempest, IDER the city is bursting with creative energies. And you wouldn’t be able to speak about London’s fierce artistic scene without mentioning Marika Hackman. The singer has dabbled in various genres so far, and decided to not settle down. So, we had a chat with the down to earth woman to figure out what’s behind the vast musical facade.
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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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