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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.

The Rise And Fall Of Love: Unravelling Big Deal’s Musical Legacy

Love comes, love goes and in-between everything can happen. Over the course of five years the British/American duo created wonderful little indie rock anthems that to me, in retrospect, also document various stages of a relationship. Even three years after the band abandoned their music remains quite close to me and this is my attempt to tell you why that is the case.
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Far From Oblivion: Phoebe Bridgers & Conor Oberst On Joining Forces And Exploring New Dimensions

When two of the most gifted and genuine songwriters of their generations team up, expectations are naturally high. With Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, also known as Better Oblivion Community Center, there was almost no time to ponder over the possible outcome or spirit of their collaborative work with the the duo surprising their fans and media alike with their newest project over night last month - announcing the birth of Better Oblivion Community Center as well as sharing their full debut album simultaneously. It turned out to be a very satisfying surprise to say the least. 
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Intimate Effortlessness: A Conversation With Jessica Pratt

The world 'unique' tends to get used in quite an inflationary way, especially when it comes to describing music. But in the case of American songwriter Jessica Pratt it's only fair to do so. There's no other artist right now sounding like her and the unique mixture of her new album 'Quiet Signs' underlines that. Who is the mysterious lady with the distinctive voice that instantly catches your attention? NBHAP editor Viet Phuong Vu met up with her in Berlin.
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The Invisible Enemy: Depression And The Road To Recovery For IAMX Mastermind Chris Corner

For a long time, mental health has been a topic that has been consciously ignored wherever you looked in the entertainment industry. Artists are often celebrated for pouring their heart and soul into their work and sharing extremely private matters with their audiences at times. Weirdly enough, seeing the same artists talking about their psychological struggles in public has often been somewhat of a taboo topic whereas stories about drug abuse in all its forms are so common hardly anyone even raises an eyebrow.
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