With youthful exuberance and a catalogue of life-affirming slacker pop anthems, it’s no wonder that The Magic Gang are at the forefront of 2018’s breaking guitar bands. Recently nominated for Best New Artist at the NME Awards, The Magic Gang release their self-titled debut album on Yala! Records. Collectively the album presents a twelve-track snapshot of everything that The Magic Gang are about. The buoyant bangers that have been mainstays of their raucous live shows are represented by the likes of Jasmine, All This Way and All That I Want Is You. The latter song was inspired by tales from Brian Wilson’s controversial autobiography Wouldn’t It Be Nice, especially in regards to his reclusive years following the peak of The Beach Boys’ success. Another standout is Getting Along which Juxtaposes joyful melodies with lovelorn lyrics. The track’s relentlessly infectious hook adds another contemporary-yet-classic anthem to The Magic Gang’s burgeoning songbook.