Magoo are based in Norfolk, UK, and have been a mainstay of the Norfolk/Norwich scene since the early 1990s. Influenced by bands such as Guided by Voices, Stereolab, Pavement, The Flaming Lips and a healthy dollop of John Peel (for who they recorded several sessions for his Radio 1 show), they have produced a distinct and developing style of alternative pop. They have released albums for Noisebox
, Chemikal Underground
and Global Warming
. Band members are Andrew Rayner, Jennifer Heagren, Owen Turner and Stacy Gow.
Magoo record at and run Sickroom Studios in the Norfolk countryside, where band member Owen Turner has produced records for Kaito (2)
, The Broken Family Band
and many others.
They also have a label, Maygozero - which craftily contains their band name (Ma-go---o).