Mercury Prize nominated and multi-platinum London quartet, The Magic Numbers, are today ( 6th April) releasing new single ‘Ride Against The Wind’ – the second single to be taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Outsiders’ (due May 11 via Role Play Records).
Listen here: https://bit.ly/2GETpsQ
‘Ride Against The Wind’ follows the BBC 6 Music-supported ‘Sweet Divide’ and brings with it glimmers of brass, further adding to the band’s reinvigorated musical outlook. The new single continues to add shades of T-Rex and Crazy Horse to The Magic Numbers palette, whilst touching somewhat on a Stax-soul sound too.
The Magic Numbers originally emerged via Heavenly Records, having sold-out The Forum in London on the strength of just one single, prior to the release of their Mercury-nominated, UK Top 10 self-titled album.
They’ve since gone on to surpass a million album sales & score a fleet of Top 10 singles, alongside wider collaborations with the likes of Damon Albarn (Africa Express), Jane Birkin, Spiritualized and Villagers.
“I never wanted to be a part of anything, the cool kids at school, the pretend outlaws. I was always an outsider, we’ve always been an outsider band. We don’t fit in, never have and never will. Especially now.
“As you get older you realise your strength in not giving a fuck. You realise what you’ve been trying to do your whole life. Create something that’s yours, your own world, your own views, make something special, start your own gang but always be YOU within it.
“Don’t conform. Don’t fall in line. Be free. Be inspired. Inspire. Live & Love. To all the Outsiders”. So says the band’s Romeo.
Comprising of two sets of siblings, Romeo and Michele Stodart and Angela and Sean Gannon, The Magic Numbers have sold over a million albums worldwide across their career and scored a slew of hit singles.
The band quickly shot to media attention after selling out one of London’s s premier venues, solely on the strength of their loyal fan-base, prior to the release of their 2005 self-titled debut.
An album that would later go on to pick up a Mercury Music Prize nomination and break into the UK Top 10 Charts. Hit singles, including ‘Forever Lost’, ‘Love Me Like You’, ‘Love’s A Game’ and ‘Take A Chance’, and three hit albums followed.
Alongside the band’s success, the Stodart’s have lent a hand to projects including releases from Jane Birkin, Spiritualized, Chemical Brothers, Kathryn Williams and Ed Harcourt, plus Damon Albarn’s Africa Express. Michele Stodart has released two solo albums to date, duetting with Conor O’Brien of Villagers along the way.
In support of Outsiders, the band will commence a headline tour of the UK through May and June , including London’s ULU on 17 May, 2017. Full dates below…
UK & Ireland Tour Dates:
May 10 Globe | Cardiff
May 12 Wedgewood Room | Portsmouth
May 13 Thekla | Bristol
May 14 Regal Theatre | Falmouth
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