IT’S BEEN FOUR YEARS since we last heard from brother/sister collective The Magic Numbers. Bass-Number Michelle Stodart released her countrified solo debut, Wide-Eyed Crossing, in 2012, but the full band’s new album, Alias (out on August 18), will be their first since 2010’s The Runaway. New single Shot In The Dark — a hazy rock transmission from the heart of Zuma-era Neil Young & Crazy Horse — lands on June 23 and joins the recently debuted Roy Orbison as a first taste of Alias. Each indicates that the Numbers’ blend of hushed heartbreak ballads and raggedy country-rock remains very much intact.
Check out the video for Shot In The Dark below:
The Magic Numbers will tour the UK this autumn.
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