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're featuing Agnes Obel 's album from February, Myopia. Alongside it, new tracks from Polly Scattergood , Open Mike Eagle , Son Lux ,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • I barely slept last night from anxiety, I tried to look up yoga stretches for the tension in my chest and the internet just tried to…

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  • w/ Guest
    • Martin Austwick (Pale Bird)
    • Lily Sloane

    Goodness, three months into the pandemic we have guests back on No Magic. What a strange relief! It's a special one too, since former Radical…

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  • This week's show features the incredible new Hether Blether from Orkadian musician Erland Cooper , completing a triology of records written about his home islands. Athmospheric,…

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  • This week we're featuring Maxïmo Park 's 2012 record The National Health , which seemed somewhat fitting given its gesture at social ills and our current…

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  • No guest or featured album this week. Just a packed playlist of things that matched my mood on a warm evening summers day in locked-down San…

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  • Today, in the midst of a nationwide civil rights crisis, democratic collapse, and (still) the ongoing pandemic that has disproportionately killed people in racial minorities, many…

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  • We're sweltering in place in San Francisco, the sun's out, there's a tiny little bit of a breeze so we're going to engage some summer sounds.

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