No Magic

About No Magic

An evening session with Ben Ward playing eclectic blends of pop, rock, electronic, dance and whatever else seems tangentially appropriate. A featured guest brings along their musical inspirations and stories, and we'll pour over the record of the week. “This isn't about looking good. This isn't about making people like you. No magic, just music.”

  • Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00pm

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  • This week's show features the excellent new record Under the Spell of Joy, from LA's Death Valley Girls. A remarkably tight set of psych, rock, stompy crunch riffs,…

    № 77 120 mins

  • On this week's show we're featuring the new record from Cults. Host is one of those records that actually works really well on thsi show; it's full…

    № 76 120 mins

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  • This week's show features the brand new Fall to Pieces from Tricky.

    № 75 120 mins

  • It's been a bit of a time, in San Francisco. What with blocking out the sun, and then the horrendous smoke, on top of …everything else. But…

    № 74 120 mins

  • This week we're featuring the genre-bending and weird Stainless Style from Neon Neon, the collaboration between Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys.“We wanted the tracks to sound like…

    № 73 120 mins

  • This week we're featuring Kelly Lee Owens brand new Inner Song, which I've been playing all week long. Hers is music whose influences and inspirations seem…

    № 72

  • The world is having a bit of a moment, between everything that was already going on, plus huge lightning storms beckoning the start of an especially brutal…

    № 71

  • This week we're featuing Agnes Obel's album from February, Myopia. Alongside it, new tracks from Polly Scattergood, Open Mike Eagle, Son Lux, and Fantastic Negrito. It's a…

    № 70

  • This week on the show we're featuring the 2016 record On Dead Waves, a self-titled collaboration from Mute artists Polly Scattergood and James Chapham (a.k.a Maps). It's…

    № 69

  • Once again we find ourselves existing in the pandemic. This week's featured album is Tom McRae's self-titled debut, which after 20 years is about to get an…

    № 68

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