New Album Coming Out December 2 Nov. 21, 2011
Magnet’s new album, Ferrofluid, is coming out next Friday, December 2, in Norway. It’s available for pre-order at cdon.no (Rest-of-Europe site: cdon.eu) on CD (149 kr) and vinyl (199 kr). Platekompaniet also lists a deluxe CD (299 kr) version. Here’s the tracklisting:
- Doldrum Days
- Sister Sorrow
- Bad Blood
- Stay – with Hilde Marie Kjersem
- Homecoming Queen
You can listen to the album’s first single, “Doldrum Days,” on Myspace and Spotify (and buy it on iTunes). You can listen to the album’s second single, “Stay” (a Shakespeare’s Sister cover) on Soundcloud.
The Simple Life out now in the US Sep. 19, 2007
The Simple Life is now available for purchase in all major music stores in the US
Buy THE SIMPLE LIFE now on iTunes
New album, The Simple Life Mar. 1, 2007
- “The Simple Life”
Magnet’s latest album, The Simple Life, will be released in Norway on March 26, 2007. Listen to two new tracks, “Lonely No More” and “Navigator”, at Magnet’s myspace page.
- The Gospel Song
- You Got Me
- Lonely No More
- She’s Gone
- A Little Happier
- The Simple Life
- Slice Of Heaven
SPIN feature, The Tourniquet US release Feb. 13, 2006
Magnet is Spin’s band of the Day. Read the article and be sure to vote for him!
In bigger news, the US release of The Tourniquet is available in-stores nationally tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14th with bonus track “This Bird Can Never Fly”, not available on any other import releases.
Magnet plans on touring the US and Canada starting next week with Stars on the east coast and Isobel Campbell on the west coast. Check out all of his upcoming tour dates. An exclusive HOLD ON tour 6 Track EP will be available ONLY at these shows.
US release of "The Tourniquet" Nov. 4, 2005
Magnet’s latest album “The Tourniquet” will be available in the US on iTunes on November 15th and in stores on February 14, 2006.
New single confirmed Oct. 12, 2005
The first commercial single release from “The Tourniquet” album is “Fall At Your Feet”. It’s released in UK on Nov 14th b/w exclusive new track “This Bird Can Never Fly”. The release will come on Ltd Edition 7″ vinyl and CDSingle. Don’t forget Magnet is on tour this week in the UK with Engineers!
"The Tourniquet" UK release Aug. 22, 2005
UK release info Jun. 29, 2005
The new album “The Tourniquet” will be released in UK on August 22nd through Atlantic Records. It’s preceeded by an exclusive double 7” only single release “Hold On” which will feature exclusive tracks “Good Mourning” and “The Mute”. This will also be available via iTunes.
Magnet will play a full band show on 17th August at LONDON 93 FEAT EAST. There will be a UK tour in September.
new album details May. 10, 2005
Magnet’s new album The Tourniquet will be released in Norway via Atlantic Records/Warner Brothers on May 30th. It will come out in the rest of Europe, Japan and Australia in the summer and the US in autumn.
The album was produced and performed by Even, with the help of Jørgen Træen, Jason Falkner and Yngve Sætre. Recording took place between autumn ‘04 and February ‘05 mostly at Even’s Bolero Levende Lyd & Krabbe Studio on the Devil’s Island just outside Bergen, Norway and at Cherokee Studio in Los Angeles.
- Hold On
- The Pacemaker
- All You Ask
- Fall At Your Feet
- Blow By Blow
- Miss Her So
KEXP EP on iTunes Apr. 14, 2005
- Where Happiness Lives
- My Darling Curse
- On Your Side
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.
Minus EP out today Nov. 30, 2004
The Minus EP was released today in Norway. Tracklisting:
- Let It Snow
- Clean Slate
- Heaviest Heart
- Dead Happy
- Big Black Moon
- Clean Slate (The Bee’s Remix)
You can buy it online at cdon.com
On Your Side out in the usa! Sep. 28, 2004
“On Your Side” is now out in the USA! Run to your closest music store and buy it! Or get it online:
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.
pre-order “on your side” Sep. 10, 2004
You can pre-order the US release of “On Your Side” from amazon.com.
“on your side” US release + tour stuff Aug. 19, 2004
“On Your Side” will finally be released in the US on October 19th! Read more details about it
US release for "On Your Side" Jun. 19, 2004
We’re currently finalising plans for a September release of “On Your Side” with a US label.
More details to follow, but if all goes smoothly expect to see Magnet in USA later this year.
Spellemansprisen + Lay Lady Lay May. 11, 2004
Magnet wins the Spellemansprisen (Norwegian Grammy) for Best Pop Album
2004 for "On Your Side".
"Lay Lady Lay" with Gemma Hayes – Single is available now. Bonus tracks
include the excellent remix of "Clean Slate" by The Bee’s on 7" and
exclusive track "Wish Me Well" on the CD Single. It’s currently on Xfm
playlist in UK… you can buy it
You can also buy the EP "The Day We Left Town" featuring 3 non-LP tracks
zero 7 support + lay lady lay single Feb. 2, 2004
Magnet will be opening support for ZERO 7 on these UK dates below – the shows will be Solo, whilst the upcoming headline UK dates with The Belles in support will be with Full Band.
15 / BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
16 / SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL
18 / SHEFFIELD OCTAGON
19 / MANCHESTER CARLING ACADEMY
20 / GLASGOW CARLING ACADEMY
22 / BIRMINGHAM CARLING ACADEMY
23 / NORWICH UEA
25 / BRIGHTON DOME
26 / BRIXTON ACAMDEY, LONDON
27 / BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON
The new single “Lay Lady Lay” with Gemma Hayes is out 22 March ‘03 on 7inch and CD. It has The Bee’s mix of “Clean Slate” and Tom Middleton mix of “Last Day of Summer” among the bonus tracks, plus exclusive Magnet track “Wish Me Well”. You can pre-order it on Amazon ->
new singles Nov. 16, 2003
LAST DAY OF SUMMER will be released on 12” vinyl only and exclusive download on 24th November. It’ll have the Tom Middleton/Cosmos mixes of LAST DAY OF SUMMER on it as well as the album original. The next MAGNET ‘proper’ single is LAY LADY LAY (duet with GEMMA HAYES) which will be released in early 2004.
tour + reviews Jul. 1, 2003
Magnet“On Your Side” release date 23 June in Norway, 7 July in UK.
A few more dates in the tour section:
Magnet will support Bebel Gilberto on the following UK dates in July.
19th July – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
22nd July – London Shepherds Bush Empire
30th July – Bristol Academy
The Fly – Feature & Album Review – June 2003 edition
June issue of The Fly has a front cover mention of Magnet, a 4* Album review and a feature on page 31. ”…my biggest heroes are Bob Marley, The Clash, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen. All those guys worked without any sort of plan. That’s something I do too, because I think it makes music exciting”
Q Magazine – Album Review – “On Your Side” July 2003 edition
Blissful Norse Pop. Even Johansen releases his debut on the coat tails of fellow Norwegians Royksopp and Kings of Convenience, and trips a gentle, aching line between the two. Like them, he make blissed out electronic pop that sounds like Simon & Garfunkel restructuring Radiohead’s most fragile moments, but then he adds something else – lap steel guitar. Where Happiness Lives is an anthem for prairie nostalgia, while the dusty-hued The Day We Left Town tunes directly into 50’s cinemascope. Even a potentially hazardous cover of Lay Lady Lay with Gemma Hayes proves an excercise in louche lovliness. Magnet will rock you – very gently. **** (Emma Warren)
TDWLT reviews + tour dates Apr. 25, 2003
Magnet duet with Gemma Hayes “Lay Lady Lay” from forthcoming album has been added to Radio 1 Blue Room Playlist 19/04/03.
‘The Day We Left Town’ EP out now!!! BUY IT!!! ;-)
‘The Day We Left Town’ Reviews:
…a fantastical cross between david lynch’s ‘Lost Highway’ and shaded 60’s black and white movies played out on lap steel
Rough Trade Shop
Like looking into the living room of other peoples houses at Christmas time, when you still have absolutely fucking ages to go ‘til you get home, new Magnet EP ‘The Day We Left Town’ is stunningly desolate. All soaring gusts of icy wind, but with the smell of hot chocolate curling its way through the cold, Magnet have perfected the art of bringing 1950’s glamour to modern day despair. Magnificently gentle, the single is a lullaby for the jilted generation
Whisperin & Hollerin’
Even Johansen is unquestionably an excellent artist and “The Day We Left Town” is his third superb EP, albeit one with an air of almost unbearable, numbed-out introspection. **********
Wed 4th June
LONDON Cherry Jam, W2 “Pleasure Night”
Magnet will headline Cherry Jam’s monthly Pleasure Night in Portabello area of London W2 on Wednesday 4th June
tickets available from box office 020 7727 9950 – there will be a full supporting bill of DJs + support
Tues 1st July – QUART FESTIVAL Caledonien Hall
Magnet will play directly before Metro Area in the Caledonien Hall on opening night of Quart Festival 2003, Kristiansand, Norway
new ep + interview Feb. 14, 2003
NEW EP, THE DAY WE LEFT TOWN, out soon!!! Check the Discography section!
Magnet interview on NRK (Norwegian national television)
Where Happiness Lives sold out Jun. 26, 2002
Where Happiness Lives EP is now SOLD OUT on both CD and 10”. It is now deleted too. Happy Hunting!
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.