Five years ago saw the birth of two pairs of siblings calling themselves The Magic Numbers and they brought with them a dozen or so smiley, feel-good 70s-influenced rock and pop songs that you felt familiar with after one listen.
The quartet's debut album wiped the floor with the opposition and even now sounds as fresh as a daisy, yet their follow-up 'Those The Brokes' seemed too introspective for many tastes and they slipped back under the radar again - this is surely only temporary since the band have a new album, single and tour ready for the off!
June 7th sees 'The Runaway' released to much anticipation caused by the recent free download of the album track entitled 'Hurt So Good'. It's a rather harmonic and pretty lil number and sets a good precedent for the rest of the 12-song set featuring the next single (you might have to pay for that one though) called 'The Pulse'.
Either side of this, the Stodarts and the Gannons are back on the road for a string of dates around the UK starting on 3rd June at the Irish Centre in Leeds and then on to Newcastle Uni (4th), Glasgow ABC (5th), Manchester Academy (7th), Liverpool Academy (8th), Sheffield Leadmill (9th), Bristol Anson (11th), Wolverhampton Wulfrun (12th), Cambridge Junction (13th), Brighton Komedia (15th), Norwich Waterfront (16th) and finally the Shepherd's Bush Empire (17th).
Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Thurs 1st), priced at £14 (£16.50 for London) - don't be an April Fool, get in quick especially for the London date because this will shift quickly.