CMW 2016 Interview: Jack Kaye and Angus Taylor of The Magic Gang

By on Monday, 9th May 2016 at 11:00 am

The Magic Gang have steadily been increasing their profile – not to mention their UK fan base – since we caught them live at Live at Leeds 2015. They self-released an EP in December 2015 (appropriately titled ‘EP’) and have been most recently selling out venues on a recent UK tour in support of the new available material.

The Brighton band’s relative success has come as a bit of a shock to bespectacled co-frontman Jack Kaye, who related a story to me about selling out a venue in Newcastle and having all the young kids singing along to every word of their songs. (Kaye kindly answered our back here.) After their first North American live show ever at The 300 Club in Toronto last Wednesday, I was pleased to be joined by Kaye and bassist Angus Young (second from the far right and far right, respectively) for a nice chat. Being from Brighton, it seemed natural to ask The Magic Gang for hints on how to survive – and win! – The Great Escape 2016 (it’s next weekend, folks, so step lively!) and we chat about pop songwriting. Have a listen below.

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