The Magic Numbers self-titled
debut album was originally released in June 2005 becoming one of the albums of
the year and receiving a Mercury nomination. This is their 15 year anniversary and
to celebrate the album that has since gone platinum, the band are to set out on
the road, touring all their magic songs & will re-release this brilliant album
with bonus tracks on record store day!
The Magic Numbers formed in late
2002 in Hanwell, west London. A uniquely set up band of two sets of brother and
sister – Romeo and Michele Stodart and Angela and Sean Gannon – they started
playing shows through London honing their sound and along the way picking up a
who’s who of fans including the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Travis, Ed
Harcourt and Noel Gallagher.
Following their signing to
Heavenly, their popularity grew rapidly starting in 2004. With just two singles
released – the limited edition 7” ‘Hymn for Her’ and ‘Forever Lost’ – they went
on to sell out three nights at the legendary Borderline. They then played a
sold-out show to a crowd of over 2,000 at The Forum in Kentish Town – an
incredible feat considering their debut album was still not released. The band
are set to return to The Forum on 1st Oct 2020.
When the album came out it was met with huge acclaim from the critics and fans alike receiving 5/5 review from Mojo 4/5 reviews from Uncut, Q, Rolling Stone and The Guardian with NME and Pitchfork giving it 8/10. It reached number seven in the UK album charts, selling two times platinum and it was met with similar enthusiasm throughout Europe.