• magoo The Continuing Adventures of Magoo (CD, £8.75)

    label: Hungry Audio

    After some time in hibernation the psychedelic guitar crunching pop fury that is Magoo are back with their long-awaited sixth album. 'The Continuing Adventures' is a return to the foot-on-amp, riff-ridden, guitar-searing, psychedelic noise-rock anthems that are reminiscent of Magoo's early work but with crisp, powerful production adding a fresh modern edge. Stylish and often ahead of their time,' The Continuing Adventures' showcases the dirtier, noisier personality of the schizophrenic beast that is Magoo whilst maintaining their pure pop sensibilities with strong, catchy melodies and harmony running throughout. From The Monks inspired riff-laden garage pop of 'Bubblegum' to the epic guitar battles of 'Force 10 From Navarone', this is non-stop alternative guitar pop at its best. ."The nearest thing Britain has to the labyrinthine, mutant DIY thinking behind The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev and Guided By Voices." The Guardian The band began in their early teens and have released tracks on labels including Glasgow's coolest Chemikal Underground, Beggars Banquet, Rough Trade, Fierce Panda, Elefant, Series 8 and Global Warming. After various line-up changes and with seven Peel Sessions, countless radio plays, U.S and European shows, slots at Glastonbury and Exit festivals plus Radio 1 Live in Newcastle under their belts, Magoo are back stronger, catchier and louder than ever before. The hype: "Brain scrambling, intense psycho rock... all wired beats, twisted falsetto and sand-blasted rock riffs." Uncut "Skewed pop music popped open and exposed to as much unnecessary and fun surgery as possible." Melody Maker "Sonic scientists of the most playful order" NME "Pop songs that will make you want to sing the riffs and hug the sky and proclaim Magoo as quivery-kneed and rightful indie glee royalty." Drowned In Sound


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