The Magic Gang
Originally meeting at BIMM University Berlin Brighton, The Magic Gang are Jack Kaye, Paeris Giles, Angus Taylor, and Kristian Smith. The band has toured with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Wolf Alice, and Swim Deep and released a single and an EP both through Telharmonium.
They take inspiration from the likes of Mac Demarco, Weezer, Sean Nicholas Savage, and Pavement, but draw from the harmonic quality of The Beach Boys, and the enduring melodies of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
In early 2018 the band was nominated for ‘Best New Artist’ at the NME Awards, this was quickly followed by their lead single from their debut album, Getting Along, being named Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World.
Their debut studio album was released in March 2018, it charted at No.12 in the Official UK Music Album chart, which subsequently led to the band getting signed by Warner Music.
Their second album, Death of the Party, was released in 2020, peaking at no.16 in the Official UK Music Album chart but received acclaim from the likes of NME, DIY Magazine, and The Line of Best Fit amongst others.