McLord Magrao

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McLord Magrao
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Background information
Born 05 October 1978
Origin São Paulo, Brazil
Occupations Musician, Director, Photographer
Instruments Guitar, Bass guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Synth, Theremin, Accordion, Melodeon, Melodica, Musical Saw, Xylophone, Typewriter
Years active 1994–present
Labels Fantastic Plastic, Polydor, Geffen, Hero Records
Associated acts Prendedor, Guillemots, LUNGS
Website http://www.mclordmagrao.com/, http://lungslungslungs.tumblr.com/, http://www.guillemots.com/, https://soundcloud.com/prendedor

McLord Magrão (Born Ricardo Bombine Pimentel) is a BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated multi-instrumentalist best known as the former guitarist for the indie rock band Guillemots. He lives in London but is originally from São Paulo in Brazil.

He is known for his use of unusual instruments, most notably using electric power drills on his guitar and playing the typewriter and a giant clothes peg percussively. He is also known for his unique way of using guitar effects pedals to create textures and unusual sounds.

Early life[edit]

Born in São Paulo, Magrão originally studied photography at Senac but dropped out after a year to focus on music. He played many guerrilla gigs around São Paulo with Prendedor, NonFone and Trio Charango.

Influences[edit]

In interviews he has stated that he listens to such bands as Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten, Cat Power, Nirvana, Beck, PJ Harvey, Can and Brazilian musicians such as Tom Ze, Chico Buarque and Hermeto Pascoal . His favourite guitarists include Kurt Cobain, John Frusciante, Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore.

Other bands[edit]

Magrão was previously a member of the band Prendedor.

He is one half of a new band LUNGS alongside Suzie Blake. Their debut release 'Faraway' b/w 'Loner' was released on 29 July 2013 on Hero Records.

Other projects[edit]

He also works with photography and directs and produces music videos and short films. Right, So What Are You Thinking? was his first short film (2007), followed by Sunday and Person (2008), Milkland, Maria, ILK (2009) and Marco Polo (2011) . He has written and directed the videos for Guillemots "Get Over It", "Take Me Home" and "Kriss Kross".

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