Video Premiere: Angus McOg “Parts”

We’re delighted to premiere the latest video from Italian band Angus McOg.  Beginning with fluent, rolling percussion and warm currents of rhythm on the upright bass, ‘Parts’ is an absorbing song full of musical layers and textures that continue to reveal themselves through repeated listening.  As the song swells, there’s a wonderful, transcendent moment when Enrico Pasini’s trumpet truly soars.  This is indie-folk at its best, with a sense of urgency and a captivating – often unexpected – melody, performed by outstanding musicians.

The brilliantly-shot accompanying video, directed by Fabio Fiandrini, sees the band enter an unusual performance space that all makes sense with the intriguing visual twist at the end.  Its cleverly conceived and put together but also allows us to see fine musicians at work.  Excellent stuff.

Angus McOg was conceived as the alter-ego for Modena songwriter Antonio Tavoni back in 2009.  Since then, Angus McOg has released several well-received albums and performed across Europe and the USA, including a second-stage headline show at 2019 Leigh Folk Festival.  The band’s last album ‘Beginners’ received an excellent 8/10 review here on AUK and is well-worth checking out while you wait for the next record.  ‘Parts’ is taken from Angus McOg’s follow-up album ‘Cirrus’, due for release on 28th April 2023.  The title was inspired by cirrus clouds, distant and beautiful, in which the tiny ice crystals act as colour filters at sunrise and sunset, changing perspectives and the way we see the world around us.  The new record features an all-new band alongside Tavoni, who is joined by multi-instrumentalist Enrico Pasini, Luca Torreggiani on drums and bassist Francesco Zaccanti.  Together, they perform with the easy confidence of a longstanding band, which UK fans can see for themselves at Biddle Bros., Hackney, London on Saturday 6th May.  This is simply outstanding music – check it out.

About Andrew Frolish 1439 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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