Magic Arm - Tour 2009

Aktuelles Album: Make Lists Do Something
(Switchflicker Records/Peacefrog Records/Rough Trade)
Release Date: 21.08.2009

Magic Arm steht für Interviews zur Verfügung.



Magic Arm - is otherwise known as Marc Rigelsford. Like Beck, Beta Band or Patrick Wolf, Magic Arm is a sonically curious soul who fuses folk, pop and effervescent electronics. But, as reference points, none of those three quite hit the spot.


Magic Arm was born in Rustington, West Sussex but now lives in Manchester (he studied photography at University there). Previous musical projects include the band Escape Pod, who once put a 10" out on XL offshoot, Rex. Marc claims that he only started making music as Magic Arm in order to help out a film-maker friend who needed some soundtrack music, quick smart. In truth, Magic Arm has spent years painstakingly forging his sound. He plays all the instruments  (drums, keyboards, guitars) himself, and has laboriously taught himself how to use Pro-Tools and such, in order to create music that, refreshingly, defies easy categorisation.

So much music is safe, predictable, a commodity, but Magic Arm is here to remind you that it can still be liberating, messy and powerful. Radio 1's Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens, and Marc Riley, are already fans. He has supported the likes of Beirut, Iron & Wine and James Yorkston. Steve Lamacq declared Magic Arm's Glastonbury festival debut a "highlight", while the Manchester Evening News have dubbed him: "The most innovative and sparkling new musician in the city."

Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear wrote on his blog ‘Two Things I Love’ My dog and This new band “Magic Arm” out of the UK. “Incredible music”

“Move Out’’s sleazy bleep-funk, meanwhile, sounds like the best MIA backing track you’ve never heard, while blues standard ‘Six Cold Feet Of Ground’ is reimagined as a haunting electro-ballad.” NME

Magic Arm's early singles were released on Switchflicker - the label that launched The Ting Tings - but now this Manchester independent has joined forces with the esteemed Peacefrog (José Gonzalez, Findlay Brown) to help ensure that Magic Arm gets the breaks he so richly deserves. Rest assured in 2009, Magic Arm is going to make a lot of new friends.

Kaum zu glauben, aber im Falle von Magic Arm ist es bereits der beigelegte Infotext, der beinahe alles sagt, was es zu "Make Lists Do Something" zu sagen gibt: "Like Beck, Beta Band or Adem, Magic Arm is a sonically curious soul who fuses folk, rock and effervescent electronics. But, as reference points, none of those three quite hit the spot." Zieht man den Camp-Faktor ab, wäre sogar noch Patrick Wolfs erstes Album "Lycanthropy" zu nennen, wenn auf "Make Lists Do Something" auch ein alles überragender Song wie "To The Lighthouse" zu fehlen scheint. Zum Hit im Kleinen ist Magic-Arm-Kopf Marc Rigelsford dennoch befähigt: "Getting The Way" vermischt fünf Minuten lang Krautrock, Soul, Glamrock und Paul McCartney - ohne Tendenz zur Verkünstelung.

(Spiegel.de)

MAGIC ARM

On Tour In Fall 2009

w/ CAMERA OBSCURA

25.09.2009 UK-Leicester, Musician
28.09.2009 NL-Groningen, Vera 8:00P
29.09.2009 D-Osnabrück, Glanz&Gloria
30.09.2009 DK-Kopenhagen, Loppen
01.10.2009 SE-Göteborg, Parken
02.10.2009 NO-Oslo, Parkteatret
03.10.2009 SE-Stockholm, Strand
05.10.2009 SE-Malmö, Debaser
06.10.2009 DK-Aarhus, Woxhall
07.10.2009 D-Knust, Hamburg
08.10.2009 D-Berlin, Postbahnhof
09.10.2009 PL-Wroclaw, Firlej
10.10.2009 A-Wien, Flex
12.10.2009 D-München, 59:1
13.10.2009 CH-Zürich, ABart
14.10.2009 I-Mailand, Casa 139
15.10.2009 F-Lyon, Grrrnd Zero
16.10.2009 F-Paris, Maroquinerie
18.10.2009 F-Tourcoing, Grand Mix
19.10.2009 B-Brüssel, Annciene
20.10.2009 NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso
22.10.2009 UK-Norwich, Waterfront
23.10.2009 UK-Brighton, Komedia
24.10.2009 UK-Exeter, Phoenix
25.10.2009 UK-Bristol, Thekla
26.10.2009 UK-Morecambe, Library
27.10.2009 UK-Leeds, Cockpit
29.10.2009 UK-Glasgow, Barrowlands
03.11.2009 UK-London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
05.11.2009 ES-Zaragoza, Casa Del Loco
06.11.2009 ES-Salamanca, Multiusos
07.11.2009 ES-Valladolid, Fair
08.11.2009 ES-Madrid, Heineken
09.11.2009 ES-Barcelona, Apolo

Headlining:

20.11.2009 Saarbrücken, Sparte 4
21.11.2009 Hamburg, Prinzenbar
22.11.2009 Berlin, NBI
23.11.2009 München, Südstadt
24.11.2009 Freiburg, Swamp
25.11.2009 CH-Düdingen, Bad Bonn
26.11.2009 CH-Zürich, El Lokal
27.11.2009 CH-Münchenstein, 1. Stock
28.11.2009 Dresden, Ostpol
29.11.2009 Hannover, Feinkostlampe

Press

Cover (jpg, 300dpi, 1667*1667px, 760KB)
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Press release, english (.pdf)
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Press photo 1 (.jpg, 300dpi, 811*1078px, 560KB)
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Press photo (.jpg, 300dpi, 811*1038px, 380KB)
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Web

Artist magicarm.co.uk
Label www.switchflicker.com
Booking www.burningeaglebooking.de
Myspace www.myspace.com/magicarm