The Magic Lantern return to Cafe Oto this month to launch their debut single ‘Cut From Stone’ for what promises to be a great show, they will be joined by Bleeding Heart Narrative and Neverest Songs.
The Magic Lantern are cross many spheres from alt-folk to jazz and experimentation who have been described as the rising stars of narrative driven songs. Their music is fused with a mix of emotions but with gravitas and great wisdom. This will appeal to many listeners of Folk radio UK.
Swapping instruments and textures, stories and ideas, The Magic Lantern’s live show is an intensely moving, indefinable experience where no-one leaves unconverted. This is chamber music for the masses, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
Magic Lantern are a member of London’s F-IRE collective and were one of the founders The Hectic Eclectic with whom they continue to play and collaborate. They released their debut EP, Patriots, in July 2008 about which many lovely things were said. Their debut album ‘A world in a grain of sand’ will be released early in 2011 and first single ‘Cut From Stone’ will be released this November 24th on Believe, with an accompanying video directed by Tim Hawkins.
They will be joned by Bleeding Heart Narrative:
Bleeding Heart Narrative is the solo project of Oliver Barrett, comprised principally of haunting cellos, repeating piano melodies, hushed vocals and layers of otherworldly sounds. Occupying a space somewhere between a more traditional song-structure and an exploration of noise and texture, for recent live shows, Bleeding Heart Narrative has recruited various contributors, sometimes expanding up to eight players, including cellos, viola, drums, guitar, bass and a more prominent use of vocals.
Also attending is Neverest Songs:
Main photo by Barbara Anastacio