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The Mags Impress with Debut Single 'When I Get Home'


Indie rock outfit The Mags burst onto the scene with their debut single "When I Get Home," offering a tantalizing glimpse into their forthcoming album, "This Is The Mags." Originally rooted in Liverpool as the house band of the famed Cavern Club, The Mags' journey took them across the Atlantic to New York City, for the recording of the album, before returning to the UK.


Thematically, the song navigates the turbulence of youth—highlighting the confusion, the highs, and the lows that come with it. The Mags explain that it’s about "not knowing what the f*ck you’re doing, or where you’re going, and dealing with low moments and mental health struggles, but those bad times being interspersed with incredible moments and wild highs with friends who are kindred spirits." This raw and honest portrayal of youthful exuberance and uncertainty is both relatable and poignant.


Recorded live in the heart of NYC, "When I Get Home" captures the essence of the band's dynamic stage presence. The decision to record live, following an intense five-day session, adds an authentic, almost tangible energy to the track. This method ensures that the music resonates with the same vigour and spontaneity as a live performance, making the listener feel part of the experience.


The Mags have managed to blend their British rock roots with an American sensibility, creating a sound that's both familiar and refreshingly new. Their debut single has already made waves, promising a bright future for the band. With "When I Get Home," The Mags have set a high bar for their upcoming releases, making them a band to watch closely in the indie rock scene.






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