Indie rock phenoms The Mags ignite the scene with debut single ‘When I Get Home’

"It’s about the energy and confusion of youth, the 'not knowing what the f*ck you’re doing, or where you’re going.."
23 May 2024

Marking a triumphant return to the unbridled energy of indie rock’s golden era, The Mags stormed onto the scene with their debut single, When I Get Home, offering a tantalizing preview of their upcoming album, fittingly titled This Is The Mags.

Their lead single, When I Get Home, is a compelling fusion of blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll pulsating with raw emotion. Recorded live, each member draws energy from the others, rejecting overproduction in favor of authentic, unfiltered expression.

The band explain: “It’s about the energy and confusion of youth, the ‘not knowing what the f*ck you’re doing, or where you’re going, and having to deal 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. It’s about the boundless energy and heartbreak of that messy time in all our lives.”

After initially gaining traction as the resident band at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, The Mags set sail across the Atlantic to make their presence felt in the bustling music hub of New York City. Under the expert guidance of production maestros Danny ‘Kootch’ Kortchmar and Will Schillinger, and with Grammy award-winning finesse from Matt Shane on the mixing console, their debut offering guarantees more than just music—it pledges an immersive voyage into the untamed core of rock.

Inspired by the DIY spirit of early 2000s legends like The White Stripes and The Black Keys, The Mags craft a unique sonic concoction that’s both exhilarating and captivating. With their highly anticipated album on the horizon, their flurry of releases upon returning to the UK underscores their ambition to carve out a distinct space in the indie rock scene.

The meteoric rise of The Mags might seem sudden, but it is anything but unexpected. With When I Get Home serving as their calling card, they have firmly entrenched themselves as ones to watch in 2024 and beyond. In an industry often accused of losing its soul, The Mags are a beacon of hope—a reminder that, sometimes, the most powerful music comes from the rawest, most authentic places.