The Magic Gang – How Can I Compete

Premiering their latest single on BBC Radio 1 yesterday evening was smooth indie 4 piece, The Magic Gang. The band return with their single How Can I Compete. The track is taken from the band’s third EP which is due for release in April of this year through Yala Records.

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The Magic Gang’s sound is always familiar. Their serene, simple songs can be recognised by most from the get go. In How Can I Compete this familiarity in no way falters. However, this time round there is a more upbeat, bass driven feel. The song bounces up and down with a melodic and harmonious rapport and the energetic glide influences movement and subconscious dance moves. A punching chorus of vocals highlights a possible hostility within the piece. Although the instrumental appears somewhat cheerful, the lyrics tell a different contrasting tale.

There is an irresistible charm to The Magic Gang, which is showcased in this single. Despite the band’s array of songs, How Can I Compete might just be their best yet. A band on the rise and more than likely to be everywhere very soon.

Lauren Patterson @ Club Decode 2017

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