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“On Your Side” review Jan. 30, 2005

Entertainment website TransformOnline features a review of On Your Side:

Magnet (aka Even Johansen) is a respected and successful artist/producer in his native country of Norway, but here in the States he has so far been an underground‘s underground secret. He released a solo album under his real name on Five One Inc. a few years ago, but On Your Side aims to be his first real entry into the American musical marketplace. Good thing, cuz the album contains the best songs he’s written so far.

Read the full review at TransformOnline.

Categories: On Your Side, Reviews

more Norway tour dates Jan. 29, 2005

Here are some upcoming tour dates in Norway:

April 26th – Studentuka / Voldo
May 5th – Logen Teater / Bergen [tickets]

Categories: Tour

Magnet on Urban Outfitters compilation Jan. 28, 2005

Magnet’s song Heaviest Heart will be on an upcoming compilation CD released by Urban Outfitters and Filter Magazine. The two-disc compilation of new, remixed and previously unreleased tracks will raise money for the UNICEF Tsunami Fund. 100% of the proceeds will be donated and the compilation will be available at Urban Outfitters stores and it’s website on February 28th.

Categories: Releases

more tour dates Jan. 27, 2005


Magnet will be at Sunkissed Live’s Fresh Air, taking place Thursday March 3rd at Fabric in London. Here’s a description from the website:

Sunkissed Live reclocates to London for a one off bamboozle to celebrate a hundred years of Norwegian independence. Or more potently the explosion of Norwegian underground music in the last decade and some. Taking over all three rooms at the world renowned club Fabric with 30 acts covering jazz, electronica jazz and house it will be one of the biggest gatherings of Norwegian acts outside norway ever.

The full line-up is now ready, including diverse acts such as Satyricon, Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvœr, WE, DJ Ralp Myerz, Annie, Kango’s Stein Massive, Magne F, Bjørn Torske, Magnet, Nils Noa, g-HA, King Midas, special guests acts and many many more.

Tickets are £18 + booking fee and can be bought from Ticketweb or Ticketmaster.

Tiktak has listed another Magnet show:

April 24th – Uka i Tromsø / Tromsø, Norway

Categories: Tour

Last minute Magnet show Jan. 22, 2005

Last night Magnet played at Kvarteret to fill in for Swedish band Silverbullit, who cancelled due to illness. [from bt.no]

Categories: Tour, Uncategorized

Viper Room review Jan. 21, 2005

The latest issue of Tastes Like Chicken features a review of Magnet’s performance at the Viper Room last December in LA:

Magnet’s ethereal lullabies enveloped the crowd into a cozy blanket of floating, intimate sounds and created a romantically profound environment where each person wasn’t just hearing the music, but rather feeling it as it whispered itself through the transoms of their minds.

Read more at Tastes Like Chicken.

Categories: Reviews, Tour

Troubadour review Jan. 20, 2005

Usounds has just posted this review of Magnet’s performance last December at Troubadour in LA:

Sometimes opening acts at the Troubadour are victims of the LA “talking about nothing interesting while the band is playing syndrome” but this wasn’t the case for most of the Magnet show. Either the crowd was hypnotized by the raw power a single vocalist with an accoustic and lapsteel guitar, or they were just big Magnet fans.

Read more at usounds.

Categories: Reviews, Tour

Dugnad concert online Jan. 14, 2005

Magnet performing at the Dugnad concert

You can watch the Dugnad tsunami benefit concert at NRK.no. Magnet comes on at around 02:32.

Categories: Tour, Video

tour photos updated Jan. 12, 2005

New photos from last summer’s V Festival have been added to the media section (thanks Caroline).

Categories: Photos, Tour

tsunami benefit concert Jan. 11, 2005

Magnet is performing in Oslo at Rockefeller this Thursday as part of a tsunami benefit concert held by NRK P3. Other performers include Big Bang, Thomas Dybdahl, Maria Mena, Kurt Nilsen, Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band, Ricochets, Span, Tungtvann, and We. Tickets may be purchased from billetservice.no. For more information visit nrk.no.

Categories: Tour

Norway tour dates Jan. 10, 2005

Magnet will be be playing at this year’s Oyafestivalen, taking place in Oslo, Norway from August 10th to 13th.

Tiktak lists these future tour dates:

April 23rd – Studentersamfunnet / Trondheim, Norway
May 7th – Rockefeller / Oslo, Norway

Categories: Tour

Magnet on Auralgasms Jan. 3, 2005

Hear Magnet on Internet radio station Auralgasms this Sunday as they count down the top 25 songs of 2004 on the show Aural Bliss (10 PM – 12AM EST). There is a live chat during the show where listeners can discuss the music that is playing.

Categories: Radio