The Magic Gang finally release their perfectly sunny debut album

Indie | 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.


Touring dates:

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