Andy Shauf - 'The Magician'

Lauded as the next Elliott Smith, Andy Shauf is a new signing to Anti- and Arts & Crafts who offers a luscious combination of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums.

‘The Magician’ is a lovely, luxuriant track off his recently released album The Party.

The album is an extraordinary merging of sumptuous pop and poignant lyrical narratives that was recently described by The Independent as a “baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them.”

Listen to 'The Magician' here: