meet the indierepublik team


Noel Maurice


Noel Maurice first arrived young and fresh-faced in early 90s Berlin after taking a wrong turn somewhere and deciding to stay. He landed directly in Tacheles and lived there in the early days of the now famous art house, helping to shape the brand new underground scene.

In between helping to start clubs and helping to end them he managed simultaneously to enjoy the wilder aspects of the scene while also forming, joining and leaving numerous indie bands and collectives.

Noel Maurice also discovered street music, finding it a naked and honest form of expression, and played street music until the mid-zeroes.

After releasing three EPs through Sleepwalk Discs in the early zeroes, he released the album “Dumbdown” through London label Incinerate Media, and an EP “The Berlin Diaries. Introduction” through indieberlin records.

Noel publisehd an autobiographical book about his early years in Berlin, “The Berlin Diaries – Tacheles in the 90s” in 2015 and a follow-up is planned for 2024.



Lujia Zhang

Originally from China, Lujia has lived, worked and studied in various countries around the world. She is currently residing in Berlin where she is working with indieRepublik crafting articles and keeping things interesting.


Oliver Cooney

Born in the UK’s indie capital, Manchester, Oliver studied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, where he discovered music journalism. After working as a writer and editor for Varsity’s music section, he joined indieRepublik to report more on live gigs, local scenes, and upcoming music across an eclectic mix of genres.


Ameena Ceesay

Based in the UK, Ameena Ceesay has lived in the Manchester area since 2021 and immediately embroiled herself in the local music scene. First as a fan, then through her university’s magazine, covering gigs such as Johnny Marr, Thundercat and Of Mice and Men as a photographer and critic. She’s currently transitioned to working with IndieRepublik to continue to hone her craft in the music editorial sphere.

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…to be continued!