A new record out and already ruffling feathers, the cutesy love-square of the mid-2000's is gone. The indie dance party is over, and everything is getting dark.
The new album, Outsiders is full of grit that, deep down, you always knew they had in them. The beautiful melodies are still in there, with those little Roxy Music guitar flourishes over waves of harmony. But this time the lead guitar lines sit a little higher and a little dirtier. That seventies swamp rock runs deep. And we can't get enough.
Support came from darkly country Ren Harvieu and the slightly menacing, creeping Penelope Isles. With building layers, washes of melody and unfaltering lyrics, they've got a sound that'll get under your skin.
"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." – Romeo, The Magic Numbers.
You might just be in time to grab a glimpse of the rest of the tour at the below venues:
05/06/08 - The Georgian Theatre, Stockton
07/06/08 - Empire, Belfast
08/06/08 - Cyprus Avenue, Cork, IRE
09/06/08 - Roisin Dubh, Galway, IRE
10/06/08 - Whelans, Dublin, IRE
12/06/08 - Arts Club, Liverpool
13/06/08 - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich