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“Searching for something just trying to be free”: Interview with Scott & Lila

“Searching for something just trying to be free”: Interview with Scott & Lila

Both working as solo artists at the time they have met during a street concert at Warschauer Straße – Scott was performing a song, Lila felt his music and started to harmonize to it beautifully, that night they have played along with each other for three hours, and the crowd absolutely loved it!

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The state of the Swedish Indie scene

The state of the Swedish Indie scene

Hard times for Swedish independents on Sweden's biggest national radio channel Sveriges Radio P4 To get songs on the important playlist on the national Swedish Radio's biggest channel; Swedish Radio P4, is for the vast majority of Swedish independent labels something...

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new single glitch by matilde davoli

new single glitch by matilde davoli

Trail-blazing producer Matilde Davoli has shared the video for her captivating single, 'Glitch At Dark' lifted from her latest album, Home released on the 5th of November via Loyal To Your Dreams. The monochromatic artistic video was created by David Chambriard. The...

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We forgot how to disagree

We forgot how to disagree

Our society seems to be caught in a polarisation trap What we seem to have forgotten is that disagreement isn’t only more interesting than if everyone you talk to agrees with everything you say; its important to have differing opinions. Its only through lively debate...

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Pinterest Faves this Week

Pinterest Faves this Week

Welcome to our new feature. We've become a little pinterest-obssessive recently, it has to be said, so we thought we'd post some of our favourite treasures each week. Here's the first looks that inspires us in these days of the onset of winter....from dark to light to...

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manifesto

who we are. what we think. why you should join us.

“This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.”

– The Holstee Manifesto.

Until we finish our own, this one works pretty well as a placeholder 🙂

 

A Message From the Editor

“Together with my partner Mia Morris I started indieBerlin in 2008 as a blog covering independent culture in and of Berlin. By 2019 we’d become a blog network, booking & events company and PR agency – focused mainly on music.

Towards the end of 2019 my partner left to focus on new adventures. Fast forward to 2020 and I realised I wanted to change some things.

I love the independent music and culture scene in Berlin but I’m also excited by fashion, innovation, indie tech, alternative living models, indie travel and more.

At the same time I realised I wanted to look beyond Berlin; while indieRepbublik is meant to remove our geographical limitations, so that we can focus on the amazing things going on all across the globe, still of course we’re (presently) based in Germany; so we’d also like to shine a light on stuff happening in places like Leipzig, Hamburg, Munich and the Ruhrgebiet.

As we extend beyond indie music/film/fashion to look at sustainable living and life choices, roads less travelled, unusual people doing unusual things – while still celebrating the best independent culture from all over; and as we focus our events section across Germany (and hopefully soon even further afield), I dearly hope that you’ll stay with us as we embark on the next leg of our journey. And I’d like to thank our reader who have stayed with us this far – and of course all the amazing reviewers and other team members who have been with us over the years, and who have made indieBerlin/indieRepublik what it is today.

– Noel Maurice, founder and chief editor, indieBerlin/indieRepublik, March 2020

Noel Maurice

Chief Editor / Instigator