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Magazine were an influential British ART-PUNK band founded in 1977 by former Buzzcocks singer Howard Devoto and guitarist John McGeoch. The other members of the band’s classic lineup included bassist Barry Adamson, keyboardist Dave Formula, and drummer John Doyle. The band burst onto the scene with the single Shot by Both Sides and released five albums before disbanding in 1981. In 2009 the band resurfaced for half a dozen live performances in the UK, with Noko (who collaborated with Devoto in the late 80s in Luxuria) filling the position of guitarist. These performances, which earned very favourable reviews, took place in February in Manchester, London and Glasgow. Later the same year there were more festival appearances.
in 2011 Magazine return with their first new recorded material from the band in 30 years.
‘No Thyself’ – the 10 track general release CD / digital download will be available worldwide on 24 October 2011 to coincide with the band’s November UK tour.

Magazine’s music continues to be an influence in modern music today. While having roots in the and movements, Magazine combined elements of and . Radiohead in particular draws on the lyrical style of the group, and have performed “Shot By Both Sides” in concert.


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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    7 Jun 6:01pm Reply
  • thelionrampant

    So THIS is real life...

    23 May 1:59am Reply
  • arrrtu

    Devoted to McGeoch.

    27 Mar 9:21pm Reply
  • miserific

    Devoted to devoto.

    25 Mar 12:11am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    первый альбом хорош, но все вытягивают две гениальные песни, вторая из них - parade, это ж почти дорз блять.

    12 Feb 3:59pm Reply
  • Flandre-chan

    sexy group

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    I'm so happy that Devoto ditched the Buzzcocks. I do like the Buzzcocks, but they could never be as innovative as Magazine.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    "No Thyself" must be one of the best comeback albums I heard of any band. It's like they were never away. And lyrics are great like their 70s stuff. One of my most favourite post-punk bands lyrically, next to And Also The Trees, Wire and Bauhaus.

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • owlies

    on the razor's edge of new wave and punk

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Cascanueceses

    Do you want the truth or do you want your sanity?

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • horrormovies

    What do you think about what I think about? I fucking love Howard Devoto so much....

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • alnmsis1985

    Just cant get enough of these at the moment. Second Hand Daylight especially. Quality album...

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • DirtyPromDress

    @ NightEndDay99: Keyboardist Dave Formula was known to regularly use both the ARP Odyssey and the Yamaha SS30 String Machine synths. He also used the Hammond B-3 Organ and the Yamaha CP70 Electric Grand Piano.

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • flowersonthewal

    inspired by the lovely magazine :)

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Bequeathed

    Secondhand Daylight reminds me a bit of Van der Graaf Generator.

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
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    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • NightEndDay99

    Anybody know exactly what synthesizers they use throughout Real Life?

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Isaaaaaak

    unbelievably good.

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    I brought your face down on my head, it was something I rehearsed in a dream.

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • skmelanie

    Oh, wow. How am I JUST NOW finding out that they did a new album? They're definitely one of the most brilliant of the post-punk bands.

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
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