Release a record, break a record? Mar. 28, 2007
- Magnet serenades passengers on the way to Iceland [from Dagsavisen]
To commemorate the release of his new album, The Simple Life, Magnet played 40,000 feet in the air on the way from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the record for highest concert ever performed. Watch video footage at kjendis.no, VG, and Aftenposten.
new media, radio appearances Mar. 19, 2006
- photo taken by ldandersen
Read Rewritable Content’s review of Magnet at the Hotel Cafe. There are also some videos on YouTube:
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!
tour reviews, photos, and video Mar. 6, 2006
Fans have been putting up lots of great media from Magnet’s North American tour so far. Check it out:
- Matt’s blog: 2/22, Boston / Paradise
- Harmonium: 2/24, Washington DC / Black Cat
- Musical Hedonist: 2/24, Washington DC / Black Cat
- photo taken by pressta
- lunarbull: 2/22, Boston / Paradise
- jvanschoick: 2/23, Philadelphia / Beyond
- pressta: 2/25, NYC / Webster Hall
- rowchygogo: 2/25, NYC / Webster Hall
- > Janice: 3/1, Toronto / The Docks
peterparker86: 2/24, Washington DC / Black Cat
slapchar: 2/25, NYC / Webster Hall
Japanese tour photos and reviews Nov. 17, 2005
UK press Aug. 31, 2005
new reviews + contest Aug. 30, 2005
Here are some recent reviews for “The Tourniquet”:
- Leed’s Music Scene
- Whisperin & Hollerin
- Manchester Online
- Fake DIY
- Music of Manchester
- Indie London
- New Noise
- Room Thirteen
new reviews for "The Tourniquet" Aug. 21, 2005
New reviews Aug. 19, 2005
Read the Evening Standard’s review of Magnet’s preformance last night at 93 Feet East in “Norway the warm way”.
UK press + upcoming London show Aug. 14, 2005
Check out the latest press from the UK:
- The Times: Bergen, Norway – it’s the new Seattle
- NME: “The Tourniquet” review
- Music Week: “The Tourniquet” review
- NME: “Hold On” single review
- Manchester Online: “Hold On” single review
Øyafestivalen reviews & photos Aug. 12, 2005
Check out these reviews and photos from this week’s Øyafestivalen:
more Tourniquet reviews Jun. 2, 2005
more Tourniquet articles May. 31, 2005
Tourniquet review May. 29, 2005
live review May. 4, 2005
BT.no reviews Magnet at Bergenfest, giving him 5/6.
free concert + live review Apr. 29, 2005
This Saturday, April 30th, Magnet will perform in a free concert at Torgallmenningen in Bergen, Norway. Visit bt.no for more information.
Utropia.no gives Magnet a 5 for his April 24th concert in Tromsø.
“On Your Side” review Jan. 30, 2005
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loftet review + photo Dec. 24, 2004
"Minus EP" review Dec. 17, 2004
Read Fædrelandsvennen’s Minus EP review (4/6).
"Minus EP" reviews Dec. 9, 2004
Tromsø concert article Dec. 4, 2004
"Minus EP" reviews Dec. 2, 2004
thestranger.com "On Your Side" review Dec. 1, 2004
TheStranger.com has reviewed "On Your Side":
On his second album, Magnet (AKA Norwegian Evan Johansen) has refined his sound, taking an appealing step forward from his previous folktronica aesthetic. On Your Side showcases more intricate samples than his debut, hinting at moments of Notwist or Four Tet. The electronic accents don’t feel merely ornamental but are imbedded in compositions formed around serious pop craftsmanship.