The Magic Numbers shine at ShockWaves NME Awards show

There's new songs and a surprise cover

The Magic Numbers continued the ShockWaves NME Awards Shows 2006 with a gig last night (February 16) at the Brixton Academy – and played new songs and a surprise cover.

The Magic Numbers took the stage to huge roars of approval. Singer Romeo Stodart told the audience: “This is big moment for us, playing Brixton Academy.”

The band’s 15-song set largely consisted of songs from their eponymous 2005 debut, including current single ‘I See You, You See Me’ which Romeo introduced by saying: “It should be a fucking Number One single!”


The band also played their collaboration with The Chemical Brothers, ‘Close Your Eyes’.

The set included two new songs. ‘You Never Had It’ and ‘Boy’. The latter contained many distinct tempo changes, a feature of the band’s new songs that bassist Michelle Stodart discussed previously with NME.

The group also played their folky cover of Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ which Romeo introduced by saying: “This is the one where we look really good in the video.”

Of their recent BRIT nomination Romeo said: “We were up until 7 in the morning celebrating the fact we didn’t win!”

Support came from Morning Runner, Shout Out Louds and The Concretes.

The Magic Numbers played:


‘The Mule’

‘Long Legs’

‘Don’t Give Up The Fight’

‘Forever Lost’

‘I See You, You See Me’

‘You Never Had It’


‘Close Your Eyes’

‘Hymn To Her’

‘Love Is A Game’

‘Love Me Like You’

‘Crazy In Love’

‘Mornings Eleven’

‘Wheels On Fire’

‘The Beard’