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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.

Nothing Is Safe: How Foals Soundtrack The Absurdity Of Modern Life

On their fifth full-length the acclaimed Oxford-based rock band starts a new chapter in their successful career. More than ever this chapter is directly inspired by the world they live in but despite all the fascination for doom and gloom there's also a hopeful note about it. Time for a talk with band leader Yannis Philippakis about the whole misery.
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‘May You Always Be Loved’: A Mote Of Dust’s Craig Beaton On Quitting Music

Craig Beaton, legendary figure of the Scottish indie music scene and his musical partner Graeme Smillie announced a final musical statement as A Mote Of Dust before the man quite possibly stops music alltogether. We owed it to him, that in this (possibly) last interview he got all the room he needed to explain himself. It became quite an extensive one: Honest to the bone, furious, warm and smart. Just like Craig Beaton's music...
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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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