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The Magnetic North


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British band:

“When someone comes to you in a dream and tells you to make an album about your homeland – the Orkney islands- would you disregard it? Especially when that someone is Betty Corrigall, the Orcadian girl who in the 1770′s killed herself having been cast out by her village after becoming pregnant by a visiting sailor?”

Well, would you? In January 2011 , it’s the spark that led Orcadian singer-songwriter Erland Cooper to group together his Erland & The Carnival band mate Simon Tong and singer/orchestral arranger Hannah Peel (of last year’s solo ‘The Broken Wave’ album) to form a new group, The Magnetic North, with a distinct purpose: the recording of ‘Orkney: Symphony Of The Magnetic North’, a new album due for a 7th May release on Full Time Hobby.


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The Magnetic North are Canada’s freshest new sound. They have been compared to Radiohead and The Beatles. They feature brothers Paul & Stephen van Kampen and their dear friends Dan Wilson and Stefan Smith.
Through the minimalist yet delicate complexity of their writing, the indie/dark-pop group tells of childhood nostalgia and the tribulations of new love.

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