Magazine Gap
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thx for all our vids, I love your songs


Magazine Gap responded on 08/11/2013
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Thank you! It really means a lot to us. James

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I haven't any question. I just want to say... They're amazing :)


Magazine Gap responded on 08/11/2013
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Thank you so much Jorky - your kind words here, YouTube and Facebook are very, very much appreciated. James

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I don't have a question I just wanted to say "You guys rock and keep up the awesome work you do!!!"
Your #1 Fan in NC


Magazine Gap responded on 07/26/2013
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That's very cool of you, thanks so much!!

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Thanks to you.


Magazine Gap responded on 07/19/2013
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You're welcome! And thank you.

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Im so glad I found your message On youtube I looked through songs (My favorite one is "Our last stand") I kept playing and playing it over it again while a couple of friends were over, They loved it! Hope to hear more songs!


Magazine Gap responded on 06/17/2013
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Thanks so much Helena! Delighted you picked out that one (and your friends liked it too). It was what we consider the first "Magazine Gap" song. I brought "Our Last Stand" to the band and the sound that the guys created around it was something very distinctive and different to the previous "James Keen singer/songwriter" material which we had been playing and promoting. Everything followed from there! It's the first song on the "Silver Lining EP". James x

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Hey there nice to see you guys back, love the music. will you be in Las Vegas anytime in 2013? Where can I get this album Thanks and good Luck in 2013 and beyond


Magazine Gap responded on 06/02/2013
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Hi, and thanks very much! We are unlikely to get to Las Vegas this year, but we would most certainly like to do so in 2014! Our music is available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/artist/magazine-... Keep in touch, and thanks so much for your support.

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Hi! So I just got your youtube message and decided to watch one of your vids (I picked Silver Lining) and I have to say you guys are a really talented band with a sound that just..fits together, if you know what I mean. Anyways, my question is what mics did you use in your recording of the video? Cause I noticed you had the bass,drums,and piano in the same room and I think at the same time, however in the final mix every instrument sounded like they had there own proper place in the frequency spectrum and that each stem didn't have any "bleed in" effect of the other instruments in it.


Magazine Gap responded on 05/31/2013
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Hi Mason, thanks for your detailed question. You are right, everything is recorded without any bleed. We always record with the drum and bass playing together in the same room, but the bass amp is in a separate sound booth so both instruments are kept distinct. At the same time, we lay down a guide vocal (or what they call a "scratch" vocal in the US), so the rhythm section can really give a performance. At the same time, for the same reason, I'll either play some guitar or Alex will play some keyboards. If Alex is in the same room, the electronic keyboard has no sound (but clearly is coming through on the headphones). Alex records on a grand piano later, as I do for acoustic or electric guitar, and finally when the track has built up some weight I re-do my vocals. On some tracks, we add percussion, brass, strings, BVs etc. after that. Always separate. Then the intense mixing process begins! The video is cut together with no audio and the final version laid over the top.

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Where and when will you perform in Germany?
Bine, precious7things


Magazine Gap responded on 05/31/2013
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We really want to perform in Germany, and are giving it serious thought as to how, where and when!! Will let you know when we do, but it's on the cards for sure!! Thanks Bine.

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what made you wanna be a band?


Magazine Gap responded on 05/31/2013
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Hi Mim. There was a very distinct sound that we were creating together, a blend of different influences, backgrounds and natural styles. It was its own thing and we had to combine our efforts into this band!

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How did you meet each other?


Magazine Gap responded on 05/31/2013
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Hi Niles - we've answered this already in some detail below, but essentially Cookie met Alex by chance in Brixton when they did a show together. There was a musical connection that Cookie thought was interesting. He met me separately and we worked on my solo album. When it came to touring the album, Cookie brought in Alex and we morphed naturally into a band.