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Magnet on World Cafe Mar. 29, 2006

World Cafe logo

Magnet’s session on World Cafe will air on Tuesday, April 18, 2006. The World Cafe with David Dye can be heard on more than 180 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by going to worldcafe.org or they can listen online to XPN Monday to Friday at 2pm EST by going to xpn.org.

Categories: Radio

new media, radio appearances Mar. 19, 2006

Magnet at SXSW
photo taken by ldandersen

Check out these SXSW photos on flickr. There are also new photos taken at The Troubadour on the photos page (thanks Brian).

Read Rewritable Content’s review of Magnet at the Hotel Cafe. There are also some videos on YouTube:

erin1027: 3/14, Hotel Cafe, Magnet performing Nothing Hurts Now, Believe, and Where Happiness Lives.

Minnesota Public Radio caught up with magnet at SXSW. Listen to the interview and performance online. Stayed tuned for an upcoming appearance on WXPN’s World Cafe!

Categories: Audio, Photos, Radio, Reviews, Tour, Video

KCRW, Easy Street Records Mar. 14, 2006

Watch and listen to Magnet’s appearance on KCRW from yesterday morning. He performs five songs and is interviewed by Nic Harcourt.

Radio Free Chicago interviews Magnet about music in Bergen, touring, and Norwegian food.

Here’s another great video from YouTube:

vaporized: 3/10, Magnet at Easy Street Records

Categories: Audio, Interviews, Radio, Video

KEXP performance Mar. 10, 2006

Listen to Magnet’s KEXP session tomorrow, Saturday, March 11th at 3PM Pacific time (6PM Eastern)

Categories: Radio

interview and KCRW performance Mar. 8, 2006

Perfect Porridge talks to Even Johansen (aka Magnet) “about his new album, current tour and of course, remote control cars”. Read the full interview.

Don’t miss Magnet upcoming performance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic next Monday, March 13th.

Categories: Interviews, Radio

vote for Magnet on Radio 2 Sep. 1, 2005

Vote for Magnet’s “Hold On” on BBC’s Radio 2 for Best New Choon on Dermot O’Leary’s show.

Categories: Radio

XFM live session Aug. 22, 2005

You can now listen to last week’s Magnet live session on XFM online! From the new album, he performs The Pacemaker, Hold On, and Deadlock.

Categories: Audio, Radio

Magnet on TV & Radio in the UK Aug. 13, 2005

This weekend Magnet will be on VH2 Americana Hour at midnight on Saturday night in UK. The video for “Hold On” will also be featured in MTV2’s 120 Minutes on Sunday night in UK.

On Tuesday 16th Magnet will appear on Tom Robinson’s show on BBC 6 Music for an acoustic session and interview & on the same day will also appear on Lauren Laverne’s XFM show playing a solo session. “Hold On” is Lauren Laverne’s Single of the Week on XFM this week.

Categories: Radio, TV

Bergenfest media May. 3, 2005

You can listen to Magnet’s Bergenfest perform “Duracellia” and “On Your Side” from Sunday at NRK P1 radio. Search for “bergenfest” and click on the “30.04 (20:03 – 21:00)” link—Magnet starts about 2/3rds through the broadcast (login/password: evenmagnet/privatejinx).

Check out some great photos from Monday’s performance taken by Kristian Monsen.

Ba.no plopped Magnet in front of a computer to answer loads of reader’s questions.

Categories: Audio, Interviews, Photos, Radio

KEXP EP on iTunes Apr. 14, 2005

Magnet’s live session on KEXP is now an EP available on iTunes. Tracklisting:

  1. Where Happiness Lives
  2. My Darling Curse
  3. On Your Side
  4. Overjoyed

Categories: EPs, Radio, Releases

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

request Magnet on KEXP Dec. 15, 2004

Request Magnet on KEXP! He’s doing well on KEXP’s Music Chart; let’s keep it that way. :)

Categories: Radio

Passport Approved radio show Dec. 1, 2004

Remember to listen to radio show Passport Approved this Saturday. Magnet will be interviewed and perform live. More information:

PASSPORT APPROVED now heard on KDLD “Indie 103.1FM” Los Angeles, KEDJ Phoenix, KNRK Portland, KRZQ Reno, KROG Medford/Ashland, OR and more radio stations to be announced shortly. International syndication of the radio program has begun…territories to be announced in the coming weeks. U.S. show contains weekly reciprocal contributions from Zane Lowe BBC Radio 1 U.K. and Byron Cooke Triple M Radio Australia and other international tastemaker radio programming contributors.


VERRA CRUZ – “Rise” (Crazeltown, U.K.)
BOY – “Up In This Town” (Maple, Canada)
TOM VEK – “C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)” (Tummy Touch, U.K.)


MAGNET – “Nothing Hurts Now” (Interview with Norwegian band)
MAGNET – “The Day We Left Town”


KASABIAN – “Processed Beats” (BMG, U.K.)


*JET (exclusive live Triple M acoustic session)
NINE BLACK ALPS – “Cosmopolitan” (Island, U.K.)
THE CRIMEA – “Miserablist Tango” (Double Dragon, U.K.)
WARREN SUICIDE – “Warren Suicide” (German Import)
ELEMENO P – “Verona” (Universal, New Zealand)


FRANK POPP ENSEMBLE – “Hip Teens Don’t Wear Blue Jeans” (AMV, Germany)
SKINNYMAN – “I’ll Be Surprised” (Low Life, U.K.)
THE RAKES – “Strasbourg” (City Rockers, U.K.)
SOULWAX – “Any Minute Now” (PIAS, Belgium)


THIRTEEN SENSES – “Into The Fire” (Vertigo, U.K.)
TEDDYBEARS STHLM – “Cobra Style (feat. Mad Cobra)” (Sony, Sweden)


DOGS – “London Bridge” (Island, U.K.)

*ZANE LOWE BBC RADIO 1, UK (20 Minute Segment)
GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN – “Guns Don’t Kill People Rappers Do” (Atlantic, U.K.)
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – “Tribulations” (EMI, U.K.)

Categories: Interviews, Radio

KEXP performance archived Nov. 12, 2004

KEXP has archived Magnet’s performance from October 12th in NYC. You can listen to it here.

Categories: Audio, Radio

KCRW’s Top 50 Nov. 10, 2004

On Your Side is #8 on KCRW’s Top 50 Airplay Chart for this week.

Categories: Lists, On Your Side, Radio

radio shows online Oct. 16, 2004

Magnet’s KCRW performance from Thursday morning is now online at kcrw.com. To listen to his KEXP performance, go to KEXP’s steaming archive page and enter Tues. Oct 12 / 7:20 AM for the time.

Categories: Audio, Radio

new album + Magnet on The O.C. and KCRW Sep. 19, 2004

A new Magnet album is progressing well on the Devil’s Island near Bergen, Norway. Tracks underway include “The Bird Can Never Fly”, “Deadlock”, “Duracellia”, “Believe” and “I Miss Her So”. We have a few cool plans for October and November to get it all wrapped up after the gig at Airwaves Festival, Iceland. We hope to have the new album out across Europe in Spring 2005.

“Lay Lady Lay” will feature in Episode 5 of the new series in US of The O.C (the series where Summer finally gets it on with Seth!). Magnet & Gemma Hayes “Lay Lady Lay” gets a very cool 2mins + sequence.

Nic Harcourt is being very good to us at KCRW. He’s played “Everything’s Perfect”, “Lay Lady Lay” and “The Day We Left Town” on his morning show recently, you should tune in ahead of album release in US…hopefully there’ll be some more to come.

Categories: Radio, Releases, The Simple Life, TV

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).

Categories: Interviews, Lists, Radio

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.

Categories: Lists, Magazines, Radio

radio playlists Mar. 30, 2003

Magnet on KCRW in L.A. “The Day We Left Town” has made it on to LA’s radio station KCRW.

“Clean Slate” from the new EP has immediately become a Radio One ‘Blue Room’ favourite in UK.

“The Day We Left Town” has been playlisted on BBC’s 6Music Station (which has by far the best playlist around) and Student Broadcast Network
www.sbn.co.uk has also playlisted the single.

MTV have added the video for “The Day We Left Town” to the ‘Chill-Out Zone’ program in UK.

Release date for the EP is now Monday 23rd April.

Categories: EPs, Radio

radio 1 single of the week May. 13, 2002

Mark & Lard have made Magnet ‘Where Happiness Lives’ single of the week on their Radio 1 show this week.

Categories: Radio

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

Categories: Lists, Radio

BBC radio May. 3, 2002

MAGNET added to BBC Radio 2 playlist – ‘Where Happiness Lives’ C-listed.

MAGNET will perform a live radio session on Tues 7th May on BBC 6Music @ 11.30 AM.

Categories: Radio