On the 27th September The Magic Gang took to Tramshed’s infamous stage, sandwiched between an opening set from new-comers, Bloxx and an impressive closing set from Sundara Karma. The sold-out show was in no way daunting for the Brighton-based four piece as they have already toured with Wolf Alice, Spring King and Hinds, just to name a few.
Before the lights even turned on leading-man Kristian Smith shouted “YES CARDIFF” which got the crowd, made up of mostly drunken teenagers, smothered in glitter, even more excited than they already were.
As ‘special guests’ for Sundara Karma, they are not just a supporting act, they are part of main show. If you like Sundara Karma, you will naturally be a fan of these boys. Opening with ‘Lady, Please’ and closing with the fan favourite ‘How Can I Compete’, the larger section of the crowd seemed to know every word singing and dancing along in a disorderly, but mostly harmless fashion, empowered by the entire band encouraging a karaoke style sing along to ‘All This Way’.
The set was long enough to include new and old songs, from their first single ‘Jasmine’ to their latest single ‘Your Love’ with all the other favourites in between. This was a great ‘special guest slot’ and it would be a shame for any indie loving biscuit to let The Magic Gang slip past the ear.