The Magic Gang (+Fever) // Joiners Live Review // 11.1.17

The Magic Gang (+Fever) // Joiners Live Review
With teens decorated in glitter filling the sweaty pit of The Joiners, excitement lingered for The Magic Gang. Local band, Fever started the night and definitely hammered that 90’s, Oasis sound throughout the walls of the venue. They started their set by implanting their infectious, indie tracks into the ears of the audience before changing the direction of the set and taking it down a grungier route, which suited them well. By changing it up and sliding in slight Arctic Monkeys hints towards the end of the set, they definitely won over the audience with ease.
The Magic Gang eventually took to the stage after a long, long, long waiting period but the tedious wait seemed to go unnoticed by the over-excited teens. They entered their set with ‘Lady, Please’ that sent the audience crazy. The gentle Mac DeMarco influences shone through as the band won the hearts of every female in the room. Their combination of backing vocals and harmonies were tight and a soothing attribute to their already perfected, typical, indie style. Their most endearing quality was their ability to be flawlessly tight as a band yet one of the clumsiest bands on stage. With cute stumbles, breaking of microphones and the gentle knocking into each other, they really were a pleasure to watch.
Their stand out track was ‘Jasmine’ and I felt privileged to be an owner of that name when they played this disgustingly-lovey track. The track caressed its way amongst the crowd and woo’d every girl present (myself included).
The New Forest based 4-piece also treated us to a few new tracks throughout the night, one being ‘How Can I’. The boys have managed to master a more progressed sound in this track as opposed to sticking to the lazy-lover personality that they have crafted with ease. With a more maturing bass line giving them a sense of individuality, the song was adored by everyone- but that was inevitable, right?
The Magic Gang were a delight. These boys really know how to win over a room without much effort and their new EP tasters were an exciting insight to what’s on the horizon for this highly-adored band of heart-melters.


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