Good Afternoon Mr Magpie


Released: 26 February 2018

silver bear: BEAR009D

Description & tracklisting

Wayward build on their impressive 2017 with their latest body of work, the Good Afternoon Mr Magpie EP. Lawrence Hayes and Louis Greenwood enjoyed a momentous 2017, with tracks such as Transience and remixes by the likes of Man Power quickly etching their name into the scene͛s collective consciousness. They also picked up a host of high-profile supporters as they went, with DJs as diverse as Dixon and Gilles Peterson supporting their music. The year saw the play shows with the likes of Chaos In The CBD, O͛ Flynn, at festivals from Secret Garden Party to Bestival. If 2017 was the warm up, 2018 looks set to be the year Wayward solidify their burgeoning reputation. ‘Good Afternoon Mr Magpie’ sees them return once more to the Silver Bear label, an imprint that͛s housed some of their most prominent works to date.

Kicking off the release is the sounds of the title track. A melancholic journey that͛s notable for its twinkling melodies and clever percussion, it’s an emotive record that has us yearning for summer climes already. Calanques keeps the vibes firmly intact, and is another restrained and delicate number full of warm, delicate motifs, before Shiva introduces us to the other side of their repertoire. A more peak-time flavoured effort, its eerie, menacing tones are once more indicative of a duo unafraid to experiment — and being greatly rewarded for doing so. The nimble Reykjavik is another that takes the proverbial breath away. Another dramatic, impactful track, it starts off on a relatively innocuous tip before the sprightly baseline weaves its magic. Another delectable jam that perfectly epitomises Wayward’s knack for bridging the gap between the dancefloor and the more soulful side of electronic music, it neatly paves the way for the EP’s closing gambit, Human Spirit, a reflective track with which to sign off on.

Good Afternoon Mr Magpie




Human Spirit


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