The Magic Numbers self-titled debut album was originally released in June 2005 becoming one of the albums of the year and receiving a Mercury nomination. This is their 15 year anniversary and to celebrate the album that has since gone platinum, the band are to set out on the road, touring all their magic songs & will re-release this brilliant album with bonus tracks on record store day!
The Magic Numbers formed in late 2002 in Hanwell, west London. A uniquely set up band of two sets of brother and sister – Romeo and Michele Stodart and Angela and Sean Gannon – they started playing shows through London honing their sound and along the way picking up a who’s who of fans including the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Travis, Ed Harcourt and Noel Gallagher.
Following their signing to Heavenly, their popularity grew rapidly starting in 2004. With just two singles released – the limited edition 7” ‘Hymn for Her’ and ‘Forever Lost’ – they went on to sell out three nights at the legendary Borderline. They then played a sold-out show to a crowd of over 2,000 at The Forum in Kentish Town – an incredible feat considering their debut album was still not released. The band are set to return to The Forum on 1st Oct 2020.
When the album came out it was met with huge acclaim from the critics and fans alike receiving 5/5 review from Mojo 4/5 reviews from Uncut, Q, Rolling Stone and The Guardian with NME and Pitchfork giving it 8/10. It reached number seven in the UK album charts, selling two times platinum and it was met with similar enthusiasm throughout Europe.
Tue 29 Sep 2020 Bristol England Thekla
Wed 30 Sep 2020 Cardiff Wales The Globe
Thu 01 Oct 2020 London England O2 Forum Kentish Town
Wed 07 Oct 2020 Edinburgh Scotland The Caves
Thu 08 Oct 2020 Glasgow Scotland Oran Mor
Fri 09 Oct 2020 Newcastle on Tyne England Riverside
Sat 10 Oct 2020 Liverpool England Arts Club
Wed 21 Oct 2020 Manchester England Manchester Academy
Thu 22 Oct 2020 Nottingham England Rescue Rooms
Fri 23 Oct 2020 Leeds England Brudenell Social Club
The Magic Numbers will also be performing at various festivals throughout the Summer, including Cornbury Music Festival in Oxfordshire on Friday 10th July