I’m absolutely over the moon to announce that my sleeve art and design for ‘I Keep on Walking’, the debut EP by Artmagic, will be launched tonight (May 18th) at a special gig at Brixton Windmill.
Artmagic is a collaboration between Suede lead guitarist Richard Oakes and Sean McGhee, a prolific engineer, producer and writer who has worked with, amongst others, Britney Spears, Alanis Morrissette and Imogen Heap. This pairing of pop and indie might sound unusual, but it’s undoubtedly a match made in heaven. Richard was responsible for co-writing some of the most insanely catchy top ten hooks of the 90s (‘Beautiful Ones’, ‘Trash’ and others) while Sean has long hankered after a more personal outlet for his songwriting themes. The meeting place between their different career backgrounds turns out to be a set of four thematically linked, melancholy yet melodic tunes – offering a taster of the delights promised by their debut album, coming later this year.The EP is sold in a very limited edition – available on general release from next Monday but ready to pre-order as a physical copy from the Artmagic website here.