Sunday, 25 February 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : The Magic Numbers - Sweet Divide

The Magic Numbers return after two and a half years away with a new single Sweet Divide taken from their fifth album Outsiders that is due out on May 11th and being released through the band's Pledge Music campaign.

Although Romeo, Michele and Angela's vocals make this unmistakably The Magic Numbers, it marks a diversion in their sound. The music has a harder, more adventurous edge to it, as Romeo mulls "maybe there's no grand design, what if this is all we find, caught between the sweet divide" as the song builds imperiously behind them. From around three minutes it feels like a different song though, as things slow down and become a little more intimate as they call and response "coming out of the shadows running" as it slowly builds back to the song's climax.

The Magic Numbers' official website can be found here.  They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

The album Outsiders is being sold via the band's Pledge Music campaign.

Michele Stodart has her own website and is on Facebook and Twitter - she plans to release a second solo album early next year.

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

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