Magic Numbers make surprise appearance with Chemical Brothers

The band will guest with the dance stars...

THE MAGIC NUMBERS have revealed to NME.COM that they will be performing the track ‘CLOSE YOUR EYES’ with dance outfit THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS at the V FESTIVAL in CHELMSFORD tonight (August 20).

The four-piece recently performed the track, which is taken off the Chems recent album ‘Push The Button’, with Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands during the duo’s tour of the UK at Brixton Academy earlier this year.

Singer Romeo Stodart said: “We’re really looking forward to playing with them again cos tonight will only be the second time we’ve done that track with them. We last played it at Brixton with them but it should be even more special tonight. We love those guys.”


The band drew one of the biggest crowds of the day at the Channel 4 stage earlier and Romeo said he was amazed at the huge turnout.

“We were totally surprised by the crowd and hearing everybody singing the songs. We weren’t really used to that and it was great. The sound on stage was tremendous as well. I like the way it’s (the festival) is organised. It’s quite cool because things kind of run smoothly in terms of warming up. Usually we don’t know what’s happening. So it was a nice surprise,” he added.

The band, who have had a difficult time lately after ‘Top Of The Pops’ presenter Richard Bacon made comments about their weight, confirmed that they would play on the show again despite the fact they walked offstage.

Romeo said: “In a way all that’s kind of finished. We haven’t even had time to even think about it.”

Percussionist Angela Gannon added: “It was a low point for us. But then we went on to do a festival in Norway and that was amazing. We haven’t got time to take anything in. We would play again if they asked us. There’s no grudge. It was just what happened on that day.”

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