Manchester maestro Magic Arm, currently putting together a new album, has posted a free song to download over on his MySpace site. A cover of old bluesman Leroy Carr, the track is a welcome taster of what the follow-up to last year’s sublime Outdoor Games EP might sound like. A song a month will be given away until the as-yet-untitled project is completed. (more…)
Right now, the sweet folk sounds of Marc Rigelsford’s Magic Arm is a best kept secret, unspoiled by the vultures of TV advertising. But for how long? Cian Traynpr debates.
There’s no shortage of armchair rock stars out there who consider the act of lending your music to advertising the ultimate sell out. But for those underexposed artists scraping together a meagre existence, the issue becomes a much thornier one. (more…)
Manchester’s Magic Arm has just brought out a debut LP on Switchflicker and I can wholeheartedly say that, for me, this has been the most eagerly awaited release in 2007. After supporting the likes of Six Organs of Admittance and Ariel Pink and having been celebrated by the wonderful Grizzly Bear, I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot more from Marc Rigelsford’s brilliant mixture of sunshine harmonies, elastic banjo and quiet electronica. Though currently only available on 10″ vinyl or mp3 download from Tune Tribe, ‘Outdoor Games’ is one to pick up.