Magic Gang (The) - Death Of The Party : Various Formats + Ticket Bundle (Album launch gig at The Wardrobe)


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CD + Ticket Bundle start from just £14.99 CD and Ticket Bundles are limited to 4 per person. Ticket only is limited to 1 per person Release Date Friday 15th May (Launch show Tuesday 19th May) All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection in line with details listed further down this page. Please read so that you choose the appropriate option. The Magid Gang - Death Of The Party (PLEASE READ DETAILS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER) To celebrate the release of their new album, The Magic Gang will play a very special intimate album launch gig at The Wardrobe in Leeds on Tuesday 19th May  (Doors 7pm (tbc) with the show starting shortly after (no support). We have set up special bundles (in the drop down box above) for this release where fans  can purchase a copy of the album and get a ticket for this exclusive show at the Wardrobe. There is a very limited capacity for this event so we would expect all the album and ticket bundles to sell out very quickly.  Age Restrictions -  No Under 6s. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. One copy of an album/bundle on any format gets one ticket for the gig. Two bundle purchases gets two tickets. Album and ticket bundles start from just £14.99 and can be viewed in the drop down menu above, we urge you to purchase a copy of the album with your bundle not only does it represent great value for money but it also helps in the first week of release and it means we can put on more of these album launch release shows in the future. Album is also available on all formats without a ticket here PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE PRINTING TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT AND THESE TICKETS WILL BE NEEDED FOR ENTRY TO THE EVENT ORDER EMAILS ETC WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY. Please make sure you are at the venue for the door times of the show as the band will be on as soon as everyone is in (there is no support) Tickets will be issued 1 of 2 ways depending on what you select at checkout: Collect at Crash - is FREE but both CD and ticket must be collected instore between Friday 15th May and Tuesday 19th May before heading to the gig. (IF you aren't Local or cannot visit the shop during these dates please select the postage option) Postage Option -  Tickets and CDs will be shipped SEPARATELY , Tickets a week before the event (around 11th March) and then the albums will follow on or just before the release date. Please note, there is NO collect at venue option. TRACKLISTING:

Intro Think Make a Sound Just a minute What Have You Got To Lose Death of The Party Take Back The Track I Am Sunshine Gonna Bounce Back Fail Better (The World) Outside My Door

  The Magic Gang made a stellar return with the joyous ‘Think’, which added some fleet-footed Northern Soul grooves to their melodic take on modern indie. It immediately made an impact at Radio 1 as it premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, while Jack Saunders subsequently named it as Tune of the Week. Further radio play also came from Matt Wilkinson at Beats 1 and John Kennedy at Radio X. The Magic Gang now build on that flying momentum with the news that their buoyant new album ‘Death Of The Party’ will be released on May 15th. It follows their self-titled first album, which was hailed as one of the best debuts of 2018 as the band earned award nominations from NME and Q. ‘Death Of The Party’ was recorded in Atlanta with the Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley), whose work in alternative and pop matches for band’s own blend of genres. The quartet approached the album with two objectives in mind. They aimed to broaden the scope of their harmony-rich, melodically focused pop. And inspired by Lou Reed, Alex Turner and especially Jonathan Richman they wanted to take a more observational lyrical approach. The stories they tell reflect the experiences of many of their early-twentysomething contemporaries. They explore anxieties about money, relationships and the future, but also the fun moments that they use to escape from such issues. Two songs – Jack Kaye’s ‘Make A Sound’ and Kristian Smith’s title track – best encapsulate their flair for a narrative, with two radically different perspectives on a New Year’s Eve party. Meanwhile, the album closer ‘(The World) Outside My Door’ explores Jack’s guilt at writing music while the Extinction Rebellion protests were hitting the streets. The album also finds The Magic Gang evolving their sound without losing what people loved them for in the first place. There are elements of disco in ‘Take Back The Track’ and ‘Make A Sound’, ‘Gonna Bounce Back’ hits somewhere between slacker rock and post-punk, while the piano, strings and vocal harmonies on ‘I Am Sunshine’ recalls their love of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. The album has been launched with the new track ‘What Have You Got To Lose’, a spiky and punchy indie-pop track with mood-setting, stream of consciousness lyrics from bassist Gus Taylor.

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