Rising stars The Incredible Magpie Band, are a majestically rocking and rolling 5-piece from Wakefield, UK, who have a fondness for all things shiny and beautiful.
With proud boastings of 60s Rn’B, and a splattering of The Las, these guys have been making waves since their recent inception, and their debut double A-side single ‘This Chose Me’ / ‘Money’, released 15th September, has had a sprinkling of the magic dust from Zak Starkey (The Who/Oasis) who remixed and produced the record.
Listen to the exclusive premiere here, as a first listen on Fred Perry Subculture.
Written by bassist Lou Taylor, ‘This Chose Me’, is a near-perfect synthesis of scouse skiffle, early American rock'n'roll, and British Invasion sounds whilst ‘Money’, written by guitarist Lee Knowles, is stomping 60s pop-soul meets rhythm and blues – an unashamed rally to the working classes.
The Magpie’s have a habit for writing the perfect pop nugget. The songs are delivered with an aesthetic sensibility that is at once magical and uplifiting and completely accessible to anyone with an interest in well-written, -played, -produced, and -sung pop. In their short time together (the band formed in 2012) The Magpies have created an alchemic freshness that revives the tired senses, like a slug of cold cider on a hot summer’s afternoon.
The band’s debut album, due for release later this year, lends itself to the bubblegum pop era of bands like The Monkees and ‘Fifth Dimension’ era Byrds, with a nod to more recent artists including The Coral and Jake Bugg. Although at once a relic of the past in terms of its sonic simplicity, in 2014 terms, utterly unique for a pop record.