Artmagic, the duo comprising Suede guitarist Richard Oakes and Alison Moyet cohort Sean McGhee return this May, after a single sold-out London show last year, with their first album since 2012, two new singles and a full UK tour, and they'll be at the Wild Hare Club at De Koffie Pot on Thursday, May 9.

Following the release of their 2012 debut album, Artmagic returned to base. Guitarist Richard Oakes regrouped with Suede, re-establishing them with a trilogy of UK top 10 albums – Bloodsports, Night Thoughts and The Blue Hour. Meanwhile, producer and vocalist Sean McGhee joined Alison Moyet as backing singer and musical director, participating in two world tours and co-writing the two singles from her 2017 top 20 album Other.

However, Artmagic always planned to press on with their partnership, and after a seven-year silence, the duo return with their second album The Songs Of Other England, which blends Oakes’ urgent guitars with McGhee’s folk-inflected character sketches and wide melodies. All songs feature drummer Alex Thomas, fresh from his performances on Anna Calvi’s much-praised album Hunter.

Catch Artmagic at De Koffie Pot on Thursday, May 9 at 8pm. For tickets, go to