New Roots presents The Magic Lantern 'The Life That I Have' EP Launch. Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.15 pm. Nearest tube Bethnal Green, 10 mins walk.
The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe, an independent artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone. Born in Australia before moving to the UK at 12, he is a part of a thriving scene of contemporary musicians living in London who sit across and between genres from folk to jazz, to go about things their own way.
Following his stunning third album ‘To The Islands’ released in November 2018, his new EP ‘The Life That I Have’ is a bridge between being and becoming, and confronts, sits with and acknowledges the inevitability of a loss witnessed in slow motion. Produced by Fred Thomas and mixed by Leo Abrahams, ‘The Life That I Have’s dreamy production finds nods to Smile-era Bryan Wilson lushness alongside driving late night grooves and the stark emotional directness of Elliot Smith, all united by Jamie’s inimitable song-writing style.
His new single 'Gentle Face' is out EP is out on 8 November via Hectic Eclectic Records.
Everyone who comes to the show will get an exclusive pre-release copy of the EP!
Press for ‘To The Islands’ (Nov 2018):
‘That’s beautiful’ – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Extraordinary. Beautiful poised singing, amazing
lyrics and hypnotic production” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Gorgeous, beautiful. This stopped me in my tracks. Slightly surreal, in all the right ways”
Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Dreamy, beautiful. Something very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music
“Every now and again you come across a piece of music that will completely take your breath away. It might not be instant, but it will. The Magic Lantern’s ‘Holding Hands’ is one of those pieces of music.” – Fortitude Magazine
“The Magic Lantern’s breathtaking “Lydia” captures our intimate, limitless depths with vivid poetry and poignant, emotive balladry.” – Atwood Magazine
WATCH THE MAGIC LANTERN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt-7pbvqA3Q