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


  • 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  • Happy new year to everyone except JJ Abrams, I suppose. No Magic is back, starting the new year slowly and gently with a set largely made…

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    • Anna Pickard

    This week we're joined by Anna Pickard , and playing music of the season to wrap up No Magic for 2019. Where did the year go?

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    • Dan Baber of A Shot in the Arm

    It's almost the end ot the year?! Well, time to start the round-ups with alum Dan Baber of A Shot in the Arm . Plus…

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    • Johan Oskarsson

    Johan and I have both lived in San Francisco now for around a decade, and in that time have been to a lot of shows in…

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    • Tom Coates

    On this week's show, Tom Coates returns to take us through some of the history of 4AD , via some of his all time favourite artists:…

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