“How did the music industry miss these talented teenagers?,” Ian Masters has said of Magic Roundabout. “They were fucking idiots, that’s how.”
Third Man Records will give a first release to Manchester band Magic Roundabout’s ‘lost’ debut single Sneaky Feelin on March 12th.
Backed with Song For Gerard Langley, the single is to be made available on digital and vinyl formats after the original 1987 recording was recently unearthed by Pale Saints’ Ian Masters, and later remastered by Warren Defever.
It’ll spark a Magic Roundabout archival compilation featuring additional previously unreleased original recordings later this year.
“I walk in to the studio, Warren is working away,” says Third Man Records’ Dave Buick. “Feedback, hypnotizing bass line, perfect female vocal harmonies and a drummer so minimal you just know they are standing coming out of the speakers.
“All I could see was stripes and paisleys. I became instantly obsessed with tracking down this mystery band’s complete discography. ‘They don’t have a discography you say?’ Just like that my obsession had become dangerous and unhealthy.”