The Simple Life is #1 Apr. 9, 2007
In its first week of release, The Simple Life reached #1 on Norway’s album chart. Congratulations, Even!
photos, KCRW DJ pick Mar. 21, 2006
Here are some photos of Magnet at SXSW:
XFM’s Single of the Week Aug. 23, 2005
"The Tourniquet" UK release Aug. 22, 2005
The Tourniquet tops the chart Jun. 10, 2005
Rolling Stone Hot List Dec. 28, 2004
Covering a Dylan classic is risky, but Norway’s Magnet succeed with a beautifully de-contrified orchestral version.
Impose Magazine’s top records of 2004 Dec. 27, 2004
Diana Yee of Impose Magazine listed "On Your Side" as #1 of the top 5 albums of the year:
Finally making a US debut, Norwegian singer/musician Even (pronounced "Evan") Johansen brings a batch of fresh new sound that I haven’t heard in a while – especially for a solo act (aside from maybe British singer/musician Tom McRae, who has a completely different style from this guy). It’s hard to come by a release with such depth and meaning that one can connect to, and with so much bad music out there it makes Magnet’s release the lost golden ticket.
View other contributors’ lists at Impose Magazine.
The Daily Texan’s Top Records of 2004 Dec. 7, 2004
Tito Belis of The Daily Texan lists "On Your Side" as #1 of the top 5 records of 2004:
- Magnet – “On Your Side”
- Morrissey – “You are the Quarry”
- Interpol – “Antics”
- Madvillain – “Madvillainy”
- Rilo Kiley – “More Adventurous”
Read other editors’ lists at The Daily Texan.
Minus EP on Norwegian Singles Chart Dec. 6, 2004
Minus EP has entered at #8 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. See the full list at vg.no.
KCRW’s Top 50 Nov. 10, 2004
On Your Side reviews Dec. 17, 2003
Bang Magazine lists “On Your Side” in it’s ‘Top 50 Albums We Loved in 2003’. They say
An echo-laden string of smoke and mirrors ballards and songs from the wilderness…enchanting
Magnet “On Your Side” is also #2 in Aftenpostens Norwegian Best Of 2003 list. Click Here (in Norwegian).
Dagsavisens Best Of 2003 list Dec. 16, 2003
Magnet “On Your Side” is #8 in Dagsavisens Best Of 2003 list. Magnet is the highest placed Norwegian Act. Click here (in Norwegian).
BBC Interview + album of the year Dec. 12, 2003
Magnet interview live on BBC Radio Nottingham. Click here.
Norwegian ‘Album of the Year 2003’ Dagbladet, Norway. Click Here (in Norwegian).
press mentions + charts Nov. 21, 2003
’ON YOUR SIDE’ will be in Dec/Jan issues of UNCUT & BANG magazine in their Top 50’s of 2003. Also ‘THE DAY WE LEFT TOWN’ is one of JOCKEY SLUT’s Singles of the Year. Also…’ON YOUR SIDE’ is released in UK on vinyl for the first time next Monday. Available from all good independent stores.
Tom Middleton/Cosmos remix of ‘LAST DAY OF SUMMER’ is getting airplay on Capital, Kiss FM and Xfm at the moment and currently in Cool Cuts & Buzz Charts in UK.
“On Your Side” in NME Aug. 5, 2003
Magnet’s “On Your Side” has been named one of NME’s Albums of The Month alongside Kings of Leon & Dizzee Rascal in this week’s magazine (with The Darkness on the cover).
Sunday Times Track of the Year Jan. 9, 2003
The Sunday Times ‘Tracks of the Year’ 2002
MAGNET ‘Where Happiness Lives’
This Norwegian proved that, in 2002, you could still sound like Don Henley and still make one of the coolest records of the year.
ep + magazines + tour date May. 27, 2002
Debut Magnet EP is out today!!! Go shopping wonderful people.
Sleazenation and Dazed & Confused have Magnet in their releases of the month.
Magnet plays in Bergen @ USF Tues 28th May.
BBC London Live Producers Choice ‘C’ List May. 8, 2002
Magnet ‘Where Happiness Lives’ added to BBC London Live Producers Choice ‘C’ List.
song charts May. 7, 2002
‘Nothing Hurts Now’ made it’s UK radio debut this week on BBC Radio 1 show ‘The Blue Room’
‘Where Happiness Lives’ is no.2 this week on the Czech Republic Student Radio Chart