After a three year wait, Here We Go Magic return with their fourth album, Be Small, out worldwide on October 16. Recorded and mixed by the band themselves, the “overtly major and optimistic” songs on Be Small are a big leap from the live, expansive sounds of 2012’s Nigel Godrich-produced A Different Ship.
Inspired by the likes of Brian Eno and John Cale’s collaborative album Wrong Way Up and Robert Wyatt’s Schleep, this is an album of robust future pop that still continues its route through HWGM’s inimitable path of fidgety prog-rock, blissful melodies and sound collage experimentations but always with a focus on a deep groove.
Here We Go Magic are the subject of the first episode of the brand new BBC iPlayer show ‘Music Box with Guy Garvey’. The show also features the premier of the video for first single “Falling”. You can watch the full show here for a great insight into the sound, songwriting and musical influences of the band or fast forward directly to 19:40 to watch the brand new video.
Listen to Falling BELOW:
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The band will be making their first live appearances in the UK for three years at the end of summer as a precursor to the album release. You can catch them at Festival #6 and headline shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow. Dates and are below.
30 August Paris, FR Rock En Seine
01 September London, UK Electrowerkz
02 September Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
03 September Glasgow, UK King Tuts
05 September Portmeirion, UK Festival No. 6
06 September Stradbally, IE Electric Picnic
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