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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.

Follow Your Inner Voice: Kraków Loves Adana Enter Their Next Chapter

After over a decade in the German indie scene the beloved duo is heading for new territory by signing to acclaimed US label Italians Do It Better. It's rather a logical next step than a total surprise if you dare to look closer at the band's career so far. Time for us to catch up with singer Deniz Çiçek in Hamburg to talk about all these things.
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Underdogs Of Berlin: Garage Rockers Gurr On Their Music And Hometown

Berlin is an inspirational Mekka for many pursuing a creative line of work. Yet, regarding the local garage and punk scene the ground could be richer. Nevertheless, female power band, Gurr chose Berlin as their home base. The Duo gained international acclaim with their independently produced debut record In My Head and after extensive festival hopping and touring Laura Lee and Andreya Casablanca returned to Berlin.
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The Joy Of Joint Forces: Why Amanda Palmer Puts Community First

How to run a successful career in music without relying on traditional label and promotional structures? It feels like a key question for artists these days and the answer is as simple as it is obvious: Just take care of each other and do it the Amanda Palmer way. We met the charismatic songwriter and pioneer for community-based funding for an inspiring talk that went way beyond this initial question.
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Embracing Time, Loss And A New Sense Of Freedom: A Thoughtful Reflection By Kindness

In recent years, it would have been easy for Kindness to push themselves to the fore. With as many talents in their pockets as Adam Bainbridge and a long list of musical activities, high profile collaborations and various spectra covered such as writing, producing, djing or having their own radio programme, the limelight was right there. However, Kindness chose to let their work speak for itself mostly from a position in the half-shade . And it did. Rather soft-spoken in general, but always determined, profound and open-minded.
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