Yorkshire’s Magic Eye Pictures bridge the gap between Brit-Pop and Pop-Punk on charmingly irreverent new single Girl Worth Getting Out of Bed For.
Bridging the gap between the ramshackle everyday storytelling of brit-pop and the heart-on-sleeve emotion of pop-punk, Leeds quartet The Magic Eye Pictures feel like a breath of fresh air in an indie scene in danger of stagnating.
Harbouring the charm and innocence of early Ash and combining it with the raucousness of fellow Yorkshiremen The Cribs is a winning recipe and something The Magic Eye Pictures pull off effortlessly.
Their latest single, Girl Worth Getting Out of Bed For is the embodiment of such. Three and a half minutes of blissful power-pop, that eschews any of the pseudo-politics or indie-boy posturing that plagues the scene in favour of something more melodic, more wholesome, and ultimately more moreish.
The ‘…Girl’ video, however, showcases this perfectly, as it explores space, time and dating in a Star Trek-flecked apocalyptic love story for the ages. With tongues planted firmly in cheek, it’s a sci-fi send up of modern day dating and the apps so synonymous with it, while harking back to the upbeat irreverence of ‘00s pop-punk bands like Blink 182 or Bowling for Soup.