“…they unerringly hit the sweet spot” – Uncut
“…The Magpie Salute have a bright future indeed.” – Classic Rock
The video, which sees the ten-piece performing their explosive album opener premiered on The Independent who describe the track as, “no-frills rock with some added 'oomph.'”
The track is also currently at number two on the Planet Rock’s A-List and Rich Robinson explains about the video, "The overall idea was based on the light and dark aspects of the human psyche and taking a reference from the Magpie which has elements of the light and dark."
The track also follows the roaring success of their four back-to-back shows at London’s Under The Bridge last month. The band will also be returning to play dates in Europe this summer before on embarking on a full US headline tour. Full list of dates here.
Produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Rich Robinson, the musically tight and expansive album was recorded live-in-the-studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, except for the brand-new studio track and single ‘Omission’.
The album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch, the late Black Crowes keyboardist whose signature sound and gentle soul are woven into The Magpie Salute.
There’s a musical freedom on the band’s debut album, reflecting the musicians’ wide-ranging roots in the diverse selections of tracks, with half of the 10 songs coming in at over seven minutes in length.
The new album offers fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ ‘What Is Home’ and ‘Wiser Time’ and new interpretations of songs ‘Comin’ Home’ by Delaney and Bonnie, Bobby Hutcherson’s ‘Goin’ Down South’, War’s ‘War Drums’, Pink Floyd’s ‘Fearless’, The Faces’ ‘Glad and Sorry’, Bob Marley’s ‘Time Will Tell’, (which The Black Crowes covered on their second album), and the traditional song ‘Ain’t No More Cane’.
Driven by the magic of the reunited Rich Robinson and Marc Ford guitar team, the Magpie Salute is an exciting new band featuring musicians who’ve played together for decades throughout various projects and share a deep musical bond.
Joining Robinson and Ford will be former Crowes bassist Sven Pipien, drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The group also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including Robinson, Ford, lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.