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New Music – Magic Man, Kwabs, The River Cry

New music selections from Rhode Island, London and Ireland

Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 14:37


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

Magic Man

Providence, Rhode Island-based five-piece band mark their return to action with a champion, euphoric synth-pop banger called “Paris”. While a debut album was released back in 2010, “Paris” indicates they’re far more primed for action in 2013.


London-based singer Kwabena Adjepong will wow you with his soulful set of pipes and cool, impressive, ghostly r’n’b tunes like “Spirit Fade”. Aside from that sublime slice of new-school blues, check out his version of James Blake’s “Wilhelm Scream” for more goosebumps.

The River Cry

Former JJ72 bass-player and visual artist Hilary Woods makes her solo break with The River Cry. The self-titled debut album from Woods is a lovely mannered sweep of slow-motion, subtle moods, atmospherics and textures from strings, lap-steel guitar, piano, accordian and – yes – miaows.