4 or 5 Magicians - Forever On The Edge
4 Or 5 Magicians are a Brighton based four piece who, like past British underground faves like Seafood, Magoo etc, take a big heavy dose of American Indie Rock fantasticness by way of Guided By Voices, Pavement, Superchunk, and mix it in with a heavy dose of English songwriting sillyness and sadness and all the rest of it. So you get blistering chunks of twisty hyperactive indie pop magic, light on the twee, heavy on the rock action. They've been touring a shitload, so chances are some of you will have seen them by now (I haven't, annoyingly), but this is actually their first proper single. It's got four tracks, it's out on Alcopop on October 29th, and it's veeeery good. But (silly me), I kind of prefer the bside. So here it is. You can hear the lead track of this single, as well as some more music, on their myspace.
4 or 5 Magicians - Conversational Karate