The Magic Gang Share Surprise New Single

Having just released their latest uplifting album, Death of the Party, The Magic Gang are back with surprise track ‘Somebody Like You’.

Opening with a classic yet deceptively simple guitar riff, ‘Somebody Like You’ bursts into the kind of melodically sweet, harmony-rich chorus that The Magic Gang excel at. And at a time when downbeat news lurks at every corner, ‘Somebody Like You’ is a shot of pure positivity. The track entirely throws us back a few years, to the early Magic-Gang days where upbeat chorus’ permeated every festival lineup and tent.

The track marks a distinct new chapter in the band’s career, but stays true to the original sound so many fell in love with. The lyrics aren’t overworked, but convey the group’s message with a precision and clarity that makes it impossible to not sing along to.

The Magic Gang commented, “Even though the album just came out, we’ve been writing non-stop (there’s not much else to do) so we thought why sit on this song? It’s also the first song we’ve self-produced, we’ve been learning a bit about that in lockdown too. The song is about enduring friendship. Lockdown was the longest Kris and Paeris had gone without seeing each other since they were eight-years-old.”

The Magic Gang are set to embark upon a long-awaited headline tour in March. It runs in parallel with dates as guests to Blossoms, including a huge show at the Manchester Arena. The shows are:

4th – Newcastle, Riverside
7th – Dublin, Academy 2
8th – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
9th – Liverpool, Arts Club
11th – Cardiff, Tramshed
12th – Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
13th – Gloucester, Guildhall
15th – Nottingham, Rock City
16th – Southampton, The 1865
17th – Brighton, Chalk
18th – London, EartH
19th – Norwich, Waterfront
20th – Sheffield, Leadmill
21st – Manchester, O2 Ritz
23rd – Newcastle, O2 Academy 1 (with Blossoms)
24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy (with Blossoms)
25th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
26th – Hull, Arena (with Blossoms)
27th – Leeds, O2 Academy (with Blossoms)
29th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
30th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
31st – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)

1st – Oxford, O2 Academy
2nd – Birmingham, 02 Academy (with Blossoms)
3rd – Manchester, Arena (with Blossoms)

29th – Neighbourhood Weekender

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