Here We Go Magic Announce New London Show, Listen Again To 6music Session
"'A Different Ship' is an album of fragile beauty" - Q
Here We Go Magic have announced their biggest London headline show to date at Dingwalls, Camden on 30th October. Tickets for the Eat Your Own Ears show are on sale as of today from See Tickets and Gigs and Tours.
The New York quartet's latest album 'A Different Ship', the sunny and spacious Nigel Godrich-produced record, has been creating waves of critical applause from MOJO to SPIN, Rolling Stone to BBC Music since it's release in May. Have a listen to a couple of tracks recorded live in session for 6Music's Marc Riley last week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jl5b9
Here We Go Magic also recorded a three-track Bandstand Busking session on Hampstead Heath back in May. Watch the session here, complete with pedigree dogs and mini Vox amps: http://bandstandbusking.com/here-we-go-magic/2012/05/15/
'A Different Ship' is out now on Secretly Canadian on vinyl, cd and mp3, order it here.
HWGM are currently touring the US with indie-pop outfit Hospitality before heading back to Europe over summer. The full run of shows include stops at T In The Park, La Route du Rock, Oya, Reading and Leeds Festival. The list of European dates are below, US shows are here.
Album background info:
The seeds for 'A Different Ship' were planted at Glastonbury’s Park Stage in June 2010. Here We Go Magic had been on the road since spring, wowing audiences at Bonnaroo, Coachella and elsewhere with their uncanny live chemistry, turning album tracks into intricately groovy sonic explorations. Live shows had been their sweet spot since their earliest rehearsals together, when singer/songwriter Luke Temple, bassist Jennifer Turner, guitarist Michael Bloch and drummer Peter Hale bonded over a shared belief in musical spontaneity and improvisation.
Glastonbury, though, had started out rough for the band. Onstage before noon and in scorching sun, they struggled at the start of their set to feel connected to the crowd. “We were playing horribly hungover and groggy, in front of hungover and groggy people,” says Bloch. “The crowd wasn't giving us much to work with, except for these two guys standing in front,” Temple continues. “One of them was dancing around like a maniac and I was like, ‘I’m just gonna play for those two guys. Then I realized, ‘That’s fucking Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich!’”
Godrich, for his part, says, "I am a big fan of this band. They work VERY hard. They are very talented individually and collectively. I was turned on to them by Thom Yorke while we were sharing a tipi at Glastonbury and was awoken by their opening set at the park stage. He dragged me along to see them, bleary eyed and hung over. They gave an amazing performance for breakfast."
And this he did. 'A Different Ship' is Here We Go Magic’s most remarkable and captivating album yet, with an emotional and musical arc that is alternately calming and anxiety-inducing, and often both at once. 'I Believe In Action' and 'Make Up Your Mind' sound like they’re being beamed in from outer space, while more earthbound tracks such as 'Miracle of Mary', 'Over The Ocean' and 'Alone But Moving' amble in a somnolent haze, with Temple’s cool timbre cutting through the fog.
07/07/12 - Kinross, UK - T in The Park