The Magpies have released their new single ‘I Never Will Marry’ and they’ve announced a 16-date UK tour for September.
‘I Never Will Marry’ is the band’s first release since their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Tidings’, which was released in 2020.
Atmospheric and dark, scattered with blistering instrumentals, powerful female harmonies and stomping rhythm, ‘I Never Will Marry’ is a traditional tale of lost love, handed down from woman to woman over the centuries, polished and honed with each telling: ‘take my hand and sing free’.
The accompanying new video is beautifully cinematic and yet flawlessly simple; an aesthetic reinforcement of the simultaneity of isolation and togetherness.
The full Autumn tour dates are as follows:
1st September – Acapela Studio, Cardiff
2nd September – The Prince Albert, Stroud
3rd September – Harwell Village Hall, near Oxford
4th September – Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor
5th September – The Live Room, Saltaire
6th September – Staveley Roundhouse, near Kendal
7th September – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
8th September – The Greystones, Sheffield
9th September – Gosforth Civic Centre, Newcastle
10th September – The Crescent, York
11th September – The Sound Lounge, London
12th September – Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton
13th September – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
14th September – The Musician, Leicester
16th September – Rosslyn Court, Margate
17th September – Downend Folk Club, Bristol
Tickets are available from themagpiesmusic.com
The Magpies also recently announced that they will be hosting their first festival – The Magpies Festival, which will take place on Saturday 14th August in the stunning parkland of York’s stately home, Sutton Park.
The line-up is set to include the likes of Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Blair Dunlop and Katherine Priddy, with more exciting names to be announced. In support of Women’s Aid, the festival aims to support a gender balance across its line-up and management, as well as encouraging emerging local artists.
Tickets are on sale now from www.themagpiesfestival.co.uk.