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


  • This week, we feature the first The Charlatans record I ever owned — Us and Us Only — as a tribute to lead singer, the wonderful Tim…

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  • This week on No Magic, we feature a Grandaddy's The Sophtware Slump, as apparently shelter in place week 3 has become rather more subliminal than I might…

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  • This week's self-isolation lockdown home-studio episode features British Sea Power's brilliant third album, Do You Like Rock Music? And from that really comes a whole show of…

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  • What a week, eh Jack? It's Tuesday!? For people stuck at home has been a little busy as we've been ordered to shelter in place in…

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  • This week's show revists The Horrors scene-upending and hype-defying sophomore record Primary Colours.

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  • It's the 50th episode of No Magic! And it's my birthday! Therefore, bordering on celebration, we'll be featuring the first record I ever heard in my life,…

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  • This week we finally feature the record from which the No Magic title music was borrowed: Doves sophomore The Last Broadcast. Doves are a special band to…

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  • This week we feature Foals debut Antidotes. A huge record from my time living in London that I continue to love revisiting. Coming out of math-rock's crossover…

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  • This week's show features Algiers new record There Is No Year, and playing a load of music at that eclectic intersection of rock, beats and electronics.

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  • On this week's show we get excited about the imminent new Algiers album, compelling new music from Agnes Obel, and get lost in the chance discover of…

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