The Magic Lantern take their inspiration from the heartfelt stories of folk, the spirit of jazz and the experimental openness of contemporary chamber music before filtering it through their own lyrical and narrative sensibility.
With an immediately arresting sound, The Magic Lantern excel at wringing emotion from the strangest places, sounding happy, sad, frustrated, and vulnerable, often at the same time. Their best songs, whether they're fast or slow, feel like they're bursting with a wisdom that belies their youth.
Swapping instruments and textures, stories and ideas, The Magic Lantern’s live show is an intensely moving, indefinable experience where no-one leaves unconverted. This is chamber music for the masses, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before.
They released their debut EP, Patriots, in July 2008 which can be found here and performed at the 2009 Secret Garden Party and Green Man Festivals. The Magic Lantern are currently recording their debut album 'A world in a grain of sand' which will be released later this year.
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