NEWS: Magic Arm to tour UK

Manchester-based musical craftsman Marc Rigelsford, or as he’s become better known, Magic Arm, will be heading around the country to tour material from his upcoming LP – ‘Images Rolling’.

This new album, that follows 2009’s debut album ‘Make Lists Do Something’, was inspired after moving house. “I didn’t think about recording at home until the new house began to empty as people moved out,” he reveals. “But I was slowly introduced to the perfect studio… houses have windows, studios don’t. There’s something inspiring about being able to see a car or a bird.” 

Somewhere between the collection of cardboard boxes and the stairwell in which the new record’s violin and trumpet sounds were recorded, a studio gradually took shape. Boasting an array of cables, switches, and instruments donated by friends and family such as a piano, guitar, bass, synths, keyboards, glockenspiel, various types of organ, and drums, Rigelsford’s new sound workshop offered the perfect balance between vocational artistic freedom and a chaotic living space; “Tripping over your instruments on your way to the kitchen is a constant reminder that there is something else that you should be doing…”

Magic Arm will play a string of special shows in churches and suitably ornate venues ahead of the album

words by Daniel Savage (@nosauceplease)

9 May – Edinburgh, The Caves (with Sparrow and Workshop)

10 May – Glasgow, The Glad Café (with Jonnie Common)

13 May – Bath, The Porter (with The Bony King of Nowhere)

15 May – Liverpool, LEAF on Bold St

16 May – London, St Pancras old church

17 May – Manchester, Baronial Hall, Chetham’s School of Music (with Nancy Elizabeth)

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