VIDEO PREMIERE: The Magic Numbers – Shot In The Dark

Ealing’s family that plays together unveil new track on MOJO. It heralds August album, Alias.

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Magic Numbers – Shot In The Dark

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.

PHOTO: Steve Gullick