Pairs of British siblings got together some 8 years ago to form what is now an acclaimed indie rock band, The Magic Numbers. Their eponymous debut was received to much fanfare, and for good reason. This was followed by their sophomore release, Those the Brokes, which built on the unique 70s-pop-meets-modern-day-sensibilities sound that they have perfected over the last decade. Which brings me to their latest release The Runaway (out Aug. 3 in the US).
The Magic Numbers – The Runaway
The Magic Numbers have slowed it down a bit for this album, gaining in sentimentality what they lost in cheerful nostalgia. I’m not sure that’s a good thing. See for yourself, with two songs off The Runaway, “Why Did you Call?” and “Sound of Something”.
Listen to “Why Did You Call?”
Listen to “Sound of Something“