On DNA, dream pop quintet Magic Wands tell a tale of aliens studying the chemistry between two people in love.
It’s a quirky topic, but the music is cool and crisp, with the band’s trademark pop hook, and worth the attention of any fan of the more sprightly side of the genre.
Coupled with previous single Loveline, it’s got us pretty excited about their upcoming album, Abrakadabra, their first since 2016’s Jupiter and third in total.
Frontwoman Dexy Valentine told us: “The album’s songs are lighter than they were on the last album, similar to our first album, while still being different and new.”
Dexy also confirmed to us that one more track, called Realms, will be revealed ahead of the album’s release.
Magic Wands are touring in Europe in June, playing a gruelling run of dates that starts with three in the south of England.
The unlikely location of Ramsgate in Kent opens the tour, followed by stops in Brighton and London. There’s then 10 dates around mainland Europe, followed by an appearance at Italy’s Nosilenz Festival.
Abrakadabra is released on 15 May and is available to pre-order now, with free bonus track Puzzle of Love, from Magic Wands’ website.
Magic Wands UK Tour
June 1 – Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate, UK
June 2 – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, UK
June 4 – Moth Club – London, UK
Magic Wands European Tour
June 5 – Espace B – Paris, FR
June 6 – Musikbunker – Aachen, DE
June 7 – Vera – Groningen, NL
June 8 – Junkyard – Dortmund, DE
June 9 – Studenterhuset – Aalborg, DK
June 11 – Schokoladen – Berlin, DE
June 12 – Z-Bau – Nürnberg, DE
June 13 – Unterdeck – Munich, DE
June 14 – Schuur – Lucern, CH
June 15 – Port Franc – Sion, CH
June 16 – Nosilenz Festival – Brescia, IT