• magic circles Kirk Street (CD, £11.50)

    label: Creeping Bent Organisation

    This debut album was recorded in Lanarkshire and was written and played on a Rickenbacker 12–string guitar, which dictates the classic pop feel of the album. The Magic Circles formed around the talents of singer /songwriter / guitarist, D.T. Fleming. The group is inspired by their parents’ and big brothers’ record collections, especially 7” singles, which the group regard as being the magic circles of POP. The influences are numerous, but singles that struck a chord were “Feel A Whole Lot Better” - Byrds, “Outdoor Miner” - Wire, “Sugar Town” - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, “Running Away” - Sly & The Family Stone, “Drive In Saturday” - David Bowie, “Part Company” – The Go-Betweens, “Do You Believe In Magic” – Lovin’ Spoonful, “Remote Control” – The Clash, among many, many, others.

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