THE MAGIC NUMBERS Making a return

UK band The Magic Numbers will be returning to Australia for the first time since their 2010 Splendour in the Grass appearance in March next year, stopping by Capitol on Wednesday, March 27. Their critically acclaimed album Outsiders will also be released in Australia for the first time on Friday, November 16.

The four-piece comprises of two pairs of brothers and sisters, Romeo and Michele Stofart and Sean and Angela Gannon. The band quickly shot to attention after selling out London’s Kentish Town Forum solely on the strength of their live following, before the release of their self-titled 2005 Mercury Prize-nominated debut album.

As well as four successful albums, not including their soon to be release fifth album Outsiders, The Magic Numbers have collaborated with a number of artists, including Ed Harcourt, Chemical Brothers, The Divine Comedy, Duke Special and David Kit.

Outsiders is released in Australia on Friday, November 16. The Magic Numbers play Capitol on Wednesday, March 27.