The Magic Gang
are a new Brighton that draw on sixties doo wop vocal influences and motown but give them a bit of a punk twist. Dark, slightly grungy and full of hooks, their songs have immediately attracted a following. Known for riotous live shows, they have been quick to make a name for themselves as a fiercely fun band to watch.
The band members include drummer Paeris Giles, guitarists Kristian Smith and Jack Kaye with Angus Taylor on bass.
"The Magic Gang are a Brighton four-piece apparently weaned on Norman Blake’s aforementioned group, Weezer, the Beach Boys, the Beatles and the recently departed London duo Ultimate Painting. Their songs breeze along idly, their amiable guitar-playing tethered by enough craftsmanship to stop things slipping into tedious slackerdom, and enlivened by the band’s keen ear for texture: fuzz is judiciously deployed, and solos unfold with the effortless grace of a skateboarder grinding along a rail. Open chords chime with optimism; their hooky choruses are as indelible as a pier-end neon sign flashing in the night sky." - The Guardian