The Magic Gang finally release their perfectly sunny debut album
Thursday 5th April 2018 | Alice
This Brighton fourpiece have been one of the hottest things on the indie scene for a few years now, but with only a few EPs to their name, their debut album has been much anticipated and as expected, it’s completely flawless.
The self-titled debut LP embodies everything you’d expect from a young group of mates, having fun and reproducing the vibes of life in a seaside town. It’s optimistic and playful, and definitely the perfect sound for summer.
In a recent Q & A on their YouTube site, they’ve said influences on the album came from The Beach Boys and The Beatles, which can be heard in the simplicity of the songs’ melodies, but also how they’re matched with perfectly harmonious vocals. Tunes like ‘Getting Along’, ‘Alright’ and ‘How Can I Compete’ have long been popular at live shows for their catchy hooks and punchy choruses that are just impossible not to sing along to.
The album addresses subjects that you’d expect from a band like this; girls, friends, good times, but still manages to keep it fresh with their perfectly crafted songwriting and flawless talent for simply writing a brilliant tune. This can be seen in effortlessly optimistic love songs ‘Caroline’ and ‘Jasmine’, showing how carefree and simple romance can be when you’re young and got your whole life ahead of you.
The Magic Gang feels like a scrapbook of all the highs and lows of youth. From tender love letters and notes of heartbreak to snapshots of some of the best days spent hanging out with your mates. It’s a really fun and timeless feel-good album for everybody.
As well as many huge festival dates including Truck, Tramlines, and Reading + Leeds, the band have just announced another enormous tour for September and October, tickets can be found here.
September 22nd – O2 Institute, Birmingham
23rd – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
25th – Concorde 2, Brighton
26th – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London
27th – The Albert Hall, Manchester
28th – The Plug, Sheffield
29th – Rock City, Nottingham
October 1st – O2 Academy, Bristol
2nd – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
3rd – O2 Academy, Liverpool
4th – Keele University SU, Staffordshire
5th – O2 Academy, Oxford