News: The Magic Numbers reveal UK tour dates



London quartet The Magic Numbers are set to return following a four-year hiatus with the release of their new album ‘Outsiders’, available through the band’s own label Role Play Records on May 11, 2018. Capturing The Magic Numbers with a renewed sense of purpose following several successful side and solo projects, Outsiders will be supported by a twenty-five-date tour of the UK through May and June 2018, commencing at Cardiff’s Globe on May 10 and including London’s ULU on May 17.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Neil Young, T Rex and Fleetwood Mac, the new album takes on a bolder, grittier sound than previous releases from the band. The Magics dropped new single ‘Ride Against The Wind’ last week, following in the wake of the 6 Music-supported ‘Sweet Divide’ and a whole host of previous Top 10-charting singles and over a million album sales, including their Heavenly released self-titled album.

Co-produced by Dave Lynch in Lynch’s own Echo Zoo studio in Eastbourne, work began on Outsiders in early 2017. The album, though instantly recognisable as a Magic Numbers record in its melodies, begins with a more raucous punch sonically. Theconfidence is more evident than ever before, noticeable immediately in the more bluesy, gnarly guitar sound. Songs like ‘TheKeeper’, even having a distinct T. Rex feel. I’ve been revisiting lots of early rock’n’roll and blues records, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf,” Romeo Stodart from the band explains. “I’ve fallen madly in love with the electric guitar again for sure. I love T. Rex, and Bowie. The silver lining of thesadness of losing David Bowie was that you go back and become obsessed again. Even the way he left us was a work of art.’’

Check out the video to Sweet Divide, here

Full dates, here

May 10 | Globe, Cardiff
May 12 | Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
May 13 | Thekla, Bristol
May 14 | Regal Theatre, Redruth
May 16 | The Old Market, Brighton
May 17 | ULU, London
May 18 | Esquires, Bedford
May 19 | The Scholar, Leicester
May 21 | The Bullingdon, Oxford
May 22 | Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
May 23 | West End Arts Centre, Aldershot
May 28 | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
May 29 | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
May 30 | Arts Centre, Pocklington
May 31 | The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
June 2 | The Cluny, Newcastle
June 3 | The Caves, Edinburgh
June 4 | The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
June 5 | The Georgian Theatre, Stockton
June 7 | Empire, Belfast
June 8 | Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IRE
June 9 | Roisin Dubh, Galway, IRE
June 10 | Whelans, Dublin, IRE
June 12 | Arts Club, Liverpool
June 13 | Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

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