A long time ago in a village far far away, a band called Magoo were formed. Influenced by bands such as Guided by Voices, Stereolab, Pavement, The Flaming Lips and a healthy dollop of radio Peel, the band took its first steps towards being able to play. This achieved they set about writing, recording and playing local gigs in and around Norwich. After releasing three singles on Noisebox Records and securing their first Peel session they were snapped up by those canny scots Chemikal Underground, where they released two albums 'The Soateramic Sounds of Magoo' and 'Vote The Pacifist Ticket Today'.

During this time Magoo recorded more Peel sessions and played all over Britain with bands including Snow Patrol, New Radiant Storm King, Prolapse, Arab Strap and The Delgados. They also did some European jaunts and played the CMJ festival in New York, the Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury.

"The nearest thing Britain has to the labyrinthine, mutant DIY thinking behind The Flaming Lips and Guided By Voices." (The Guardian)

At the turn of the century the band started recording their third album 'Realist Week' at their own Sickroom Studios, releasing it on London based label Global Warming. The album received great reviews and Magoo played yet more sessions for the BBC, XFM and even more gigs across the UK and Europe. The single 'East Polar Opposite Can Dream' was featured on the Uncut Magazine cover cd.

"Proof that you don't need a pad in Greenwich Village to make great guitar records." (NME)

2003 onwards saw Magoo recording their fourth LP 'The All Electric Amusement Arcade' and also their half rock, half acoustic 8-track mini LP 'Popsongs'. Both of these albums again attracted critical acclaim and the single 'Can't Get Off The Ground Today' was included on The Hit Sheet industry promo cd. More gigs and sessions followed and then after the expansion of their studio the band spent the next few years writing and recording new material.

"Pop songs that will make you want to sing the riffs and hug the sky and proclaim Magoo as quivery-kneed and rightful indie glee royalty." (Drowned In Sound)

The band have now returned to the live scene with an even more guitar driven sound by recruiting the pedal-mental guitarist Dave from Kaito, and re-enlisting the infamous Hodge back on bass guitar after a ten year absence. This has all helped to add a new dimension to the bands seventh studio album 'The Continuing Adventures Of Magoo' to be released in the spring of 2012.