The Magic Gang 'EP' Review

EXPANDING the blueprint laid down on previous tracks, Brighton four-piece, The Magic Gang are back with 'EP' that sees them perfect their soulful 60s tinged brand of dreamy alt-pop. 

With a support slot for Swim Deep's UK tour and headline shows of their own already behind them, 2015 was a successful year for these beach-dwelling babes and just when you thought it couldn't get any better; they go and drop an impressive EP, making us swoon ever harder for their heartfelt, wistful indie cuts. 

Opening with the sultry slow grooves of 'Lady, Please', it's hardly a sweeping love song but it might as well be. This one will definitely get you gazing into the eyes of a loved one. The bassline that threads through the super-mellow, slow-paced tune is ultimately what makes it work the most. 

Live-set staple 'She Doesn't See' has also been included on the EP and we're going all heart-eyed emoji face over it. You'll undoubtedly be singing "She looks up, but she doesn't see..." before you know it and the track acts as an effortless example of The Magic Gang working as an unstoppable unit. 

Third track, 'Jasmine' has been released as a single previously but it sounds as epic as ever with dusky melodies and a complex, yet well-written chorus. 'Feeling Better' is a sensual, come hither of song and we're completely hooked - even if the lyrics do tell a different story. 

Final song, 'All That I Want Is You' is a track built for the cover of darkness and midnight silences when you can really soak it in. It's a glorious conclusion, complete with echoing guitars and an ever poetic quality to their lyricism. 

The release of 'EP' adds another string to The Magic Gang's already brimming bow and with a headline show at The 100 Club in London next month, we can't wait to see what else this band have up their sleeve. The Magic Gang have found their stride and their next steps look to be incredible. 

Words Lauren Wade

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