London-based quartet The Magic Numbers, are returning this year after a three year hiatus with new album 'Outsiders', due out on May 11.
The band are today airing the first new track to arrive from the album, 'Sweet Divide'
The new album runs with the theme of the outsider and misfit, capturing the Stodart & Gannon siblings with a grittier sensibility, evident on 'Sweet Divide'.
It’s the fifth album from the band that signed to Heavenly Records, surpassed a million album sales, scored a fleet of Top 10 singles and bagged a Mercury nomination. Along the way, the band have collaborated with artists including Damon Albarn (Africa Express), Jane Birkin, Spiritualized and Villagers, plus seen the release of two well-received solo albums from Michelle Stodart.
Speaking of the new album Romeo says: "I never wanted to be a part of anything, the cool kids at school, the pretend outlaws. I was always an outsider, we’ve always been an outsider band. We don’t fit in, never have and never will. Especially now. As you get older you realise your strength in not giving a fuck. You realise what you’ve been trying to do your whole life. Create something that’s yours, your own world, your own views, make something special, start your own gang but always be YOU within it. Don’t conform. Don’t fall in line. Be free. Be inspired. Inspire. Live & Love. To all the Outsiders"
'Outsiders' is due for release on May 11
And if that wasn't enough below are the dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour.
UK & Ireland Tour Dates
May 10 | Globe, Cardiff
May 12 | Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
May 13 | Thekla, Bristol
May 14 | Regal Theatre, Redruth
May 16 | The Old Market, Brighton
May 17 | ULU, London
May 18 | Esquires, Bedford
May 19 | The Scholar, Leicester
May 21 | The Bullingdon, Oxford
May 22 | Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
May 23 | West End Arts Centre, Aldershot
May 28 | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
May 29 | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
May 30 | Arts Centre, Pocklington
May 31 | The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
June 2 | The Cluny, Newcastle
June 3 | The Caves, Edinburgh
June 4 | The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
June 5 | The Georgian Theatre, Stockton
June 7 | Empire, Belfast
June 8 | Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IRE
June 9 | Roisin Dubh, Galway, IRE
June 10 | Whelans, Dublin, IRE
June 12 | Arts Club, Liverpool
June 13 | Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich