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 revists Arcade Fire 's incredible second album Neon Bible .

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  • This week's show features Elbow 's The Seldom Seen Kid , one of their absolute best records in a career filled with standout anthems and sublime…

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  • This week we feature 2000's Primal Scream vowel-rejecting tour de force XTRMNTR , plus new tracks from Gorillaz, Run the Jewels, Pure X , and Sorry…

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  • This week we're playing tracks from The National 's fouth album Boxer — a record that completed their breakthrough in the UK and set up a…

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  • This week's record is Jet Plane and Oxbow, by the magnificient band Shearwater . With a sound and songcraft that incessantly builds to bouyant warmth, while…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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