Magoo are an indie rock band who formed in Norfolk, England in 1992.
The band give their influences as Guided by Voices, Stereolab, Pavement, The Flaming Lips, and John Peel, and spent their early years playing local venues in the Norwich area. Having released several singles on Norwich's Noisebox Records they were signed by the Scottish record label, Chemikal Underground.
During their time with Chemikal Underground, Magoo played at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and the Glastonbury Festival, as well as smaller events around the UK.
In June 1996, the band recorded four songs in session for the John Peel show on BBC Radio 1. They went on to record a further six sessions and were one of the last bands to record a session before his untimely death.
The band subsequently parted company with Chemikal Underground and set up the Sickroom Studios, their own studio, in the heart of Norfolk to record their new material in. Magoo continue to play concerts around he UK.
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