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Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 20 Mar 2018, 06:13

Artmagic presents The Songs Of Other England. Artwork by Peter James Field. Released worldwide 15th June 2018 on all digital services. CD edition available exclusively at artmagic.bandcamp.com. Preorder information coming in April.
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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 04 Apr 2018, 05:47

Album preorders will open on 27th April at https://artmagic.bandcamp.com - The Clean Room hits streaming services the same day!

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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 04 Apr 2018, 05:47

This is The Clean Room https://youtu.be/sQMpd5ofS20

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Post by sunshine » 04 Apr 2018, 05:48

Sing for the Snowfall: https://youtu.be/z5pEXJ2zDec

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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 28 Apr 2018, 19:45

http://www.vanyaland.com/2018/04/27/art ... lean-room/

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Artmagic cast a collaborative spell on ‘The Clean Room’
Posted on April 27, 2018
·by Michael Marotta

There’s a certain trouble with having long-standing “favorite” bands. There’s an assumption, a history, a sense of entitlement and drama that builds in the fan’s corner, forever obscuring the proper efforts of those on the other side eager to make music that satisfies their own creative self. But once you take each member of that band out of his or her familiar environment, there’s room for a fresher appreciation, removed from the backdrop of expectation and the weight that comes with it.
Artmagic find themselves with this freedom. The collaborative project from singer/producer Sean McGhee and guitarist Richard Oakes return today (April 27) with a new single, “The Clean Room,” a set-up and sampler that sets the mood for their forthcoming LP, The Songs Of Other England, out June 15.
With music described as “twilight urban pastoral,” the album’s title could be read a few different ways. Oakes, of course, is the recognizable name and face most associated with Suede, while McGhee has paired with Alison Moyet, both as her musical director and backing singer, sharing stages and songwriting credits on Moyet’s 2017 album Other. While Suede are currently in the studio recording their eighth album, one that won’t be capable of escaping every fan’s intense reaction, Oakes is able to exhale here with Artmagic. And it shows on “The Clean Room,” a determined, folk-tinged mood-setter that allows Oakes and McGhee to play by their own rules. It’s a driving number that moves along the shadows, and is striking in its simplicity.
“The Clean Room exemplifies our approach to our new album,” McGhee tells Vanyaland. “We wanted to be instinctive and not overthink the album. We wanted to work on a smaller canvas, with starker colours. And we wanted to leave room for imperfection.”
With six years between albums, Artmagic’s been allowed to set their own pace, a sound and style shaped by the blank spaces left by their other projects, and the result is something organic and whole. It’s a direct-to-listener approach, free from everything else that obscures the line between musician and fan.
Featured Artmagic image by Georgie Gibbon.

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Post by sunshine » 09 Jun 2018, 22:35

http://www.classicpopmag.com/2018/06/re ... r-england/

Review: Artmagic – The Songs Of Other England
Wyndham Wallace takes a look at the new album from Suede’s Richard Oakes and Alison Moyet’s Sean McGhee as they collaborate to create Artmagic…

A lot’s happened since Artmagic released their first album, 2012’s Become The One You Love. Among other projects, frontman Sean McGhee worked closely with Alison Moyet, touring and contributing a couple of songs to last year’s Other, while guitarist Richard Oakes helped Suede deliver Top 10 albums.

Now, though, the duo – joined only by John Cale drummer Alex Thomas – step out of the shadows with a collection that’s considerably more rounded than their slightly undercooked debut. Its frequent subjects, apparently inspired by McGhee’s growing interest in English folk music, are, as indicated by the album’s title, the unsung heroes of our so-called sceptered isle.

Its pastoral qualities, however, owe more to Pink Floyd than Fairport Convention. There’s consequently little sign of their most recent employers, and instead low-key hints of prog colour The Boys’ Own Book Of Birds, whose wistful chorus finds McGhee’s warm voice underpinned by multiple layers of Oakes’ rich guitar, and the dramatic I Won’t Change You. Cautiously paced opener The Farmer And The Field also brings to mind Peter Gabriel, but McGhee and Oates’ way with a slow-burning melody is best demonstrated by the soaring The King Of Fishers, which casts an undeniable spell.

The Songs of Other England will be available from June 15 2018 worldwide on all digital platforms.

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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 20 Jun 2018, 21:40

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Post by sunshine » 20 Jun 2018, 21:51

two live seasons for Facebook on release date
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Post by sunshine » 20 Jun 2018, 21:55

Only live show:
ARTMAGIC - ALBUM LAUNCH EVENT
LONDON: The Poetry Cafe
FRI 29TH JUN, 2018 7:30pm
Artmagic is guitarist Richard Oakes (Suede) and producer/vocalist Sean McGhee (Alison Moyet, Robyn.)
This is a special launch event for their critically acclaimed new album The Songs Of Other England. The duo will perform a 45 minute acoustic set centred on their new material followed by an onstage interview and Q&A. This will be Artmagic's only live performance of 2018.
Venue: The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX.
Doors: 7:30pm. Artmagic onstage at 8pm.
Tickets £12 in advance.
Praise for The Songs Of Other England:
"It's elegant, it's captivating and very, very stylish" - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
“Wistful…dramatic…casts an undenialble spell - 4/5” - Classic Pop
“Adeptly melds folk-inspired portrait songs and stories to distinct musical approaches” - MOJO
“Luxuriates in a hazy, folk-influenced feel that’s equal parts Gilmour and Hackett, as singer/all-rounder Sean McGhee and Suede guitarist Richard Oakes paint in twilight.” - Prog Magazine
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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by mark » 25 Jun 2018, 17:36

I shall be there on Friday.

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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 27 Jun 2018, 19:25

cool

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Re: Artmagic is back in June

Post by sunshine » 30 Jun 2018, 20:20

Lovely Q & A
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