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Blues pilgrim: Fink on charting an extraordinary musical journey

Fin Greenall, better known as Fink, knows a few things about music. His musical career started in the club culture of the 1990s, when he was signed to Ninja Tune. In the 2000s he got into blues and folk songwriting and Fink became a band. He has lived in Berlin since 2014. We caught up with the musician, originally from Cornwall, to find out about his musical shifts, his love […]

todayNovember 24, 2018


From the piano to the Volksbühne: Composer and pianist Paul Wallfisch on his theatrical connection to Germany

      Despite being born in Switzerland and raised in the United States, musician Paul Wallfisch maintains a strong connection to Germany. The pianist and composer, who is the son of classical musicians, was introduced to the country through his German record label, and it is here that he has ventured into theater. Wallfisch stopped by our studio to talk about his family’s immersion in music and his current […]

todayOctober 20, 2018


Princess Chelsea on her new LP, returning to Berlin, and the joys of living on the outskirts

    By Jack Riddell Chelsea Nikkel, alias Princess Chelsea, brought her charming, onerous, twee-indie Pop back to Berlin last week for a show at the Funkhaus, her fourth time performing at the venue. While she wishes she had more time to explore Berlin on her tours, the city never fails to impress the New Zealand musician, or to draw a crowd: "a lot of people choose to travel here […]

todaySeptember 29, 2018


‘By complete chance’: How a search for an art studio turned into the Neukölln pub, gallery and performance space Das Gift

  Barry Burns of the post-rock band Mogwai, and his wife, Rachel, came upon the space that would eventually become their pub, Das Gift, completely by chance. Now, seven years later, Das Gift is a Glasgow-meets-Berlin mainstay in the neighborhood of Neukölln. This week on Amplified, we spoke to Barry about the bar’s beginnings and Berlin’s influence on it and the band. For Barry and Rachel, who moved to Berlin […]

todayAugust 4, 2018


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