Fans of The Magic Numbers can expect a magical couple of months from the band with the announcement of a new album and, for North East-based followers, not one but two live dates.
The band released their new record, ‘Outsiders’, on Friday 11th May and will be embarking on a mammoth 26-date UK tour which will call in at Newcastle’s Cluny on Saturday 2nd June and The Georgian Theatre in Stockton on Tuesday 5th June.
‘Outsiders’ will be the band’s first record since 2014’s ‘Alias’ and, though it has a slightly grittier edge than usual, you can still expect it to be full of the same kind of luscious melodies and exquisite harmonies that have been the staple of the band’s sound since their hit self-titled debut in 2005; that album spawned four top 20 singles including the pop-rock of ‘Love Me Like You’ and the ballad, ‘Love’s A Game’.
Storming off Top Of The Pops after an insensitive jibe from presenter Richard Bacon only increased a profile which had been built up with slots at Glastonbury, an NME cover and a Top 10 Album.
Lead singer and guitarist Romeo Stodart and sister Michele on bass and vocals, together with multi-instrumentalist Angela Gannon and her brother Sean on drums, once played a sold-out show to 2000 people at The Forum in London on the back of one limited edition single and their live shows ever since have always proved to be uplifting and heart-warming experiences…so what better way is there to kick-start the summer than with the Stodart and Gannons?