Watch: The Incredible Magpie Band - This Chose Me

They may have first attracted attention as a trigger for Liam Gallagher to have yet another dig at his older brother (“There’s only one high-flying bird and that’s The Incredible Magpie Band”) but this Wakefield five-piece certainly have an easy swagger and ear for a hook that would appeal to those who yearn for the cocksure retro clarity of early Oasis. ‘This Chose Me’, one half of their double-A-sided debut, is a gratifying stomp of northern beat-group skiffle, accompanied by a video centred on a duplicitous evangelist figure. A band to keep your beady eye on, you might conclude.
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