"Their sound takes shape as some sort of groove-based kaleidoscope, the fluency with which they change keys, time signature, and tone was reminiscent of some sort of musical display of acrobatics." - GC LIVE
What do five time ARIA award winning producer/engineer Paul McKercher, COG's Lucius Borich, Bob Clearmountin (Grammy winner, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Preatures) and Brian Gardner (Grammy Winner & Queens of The Stone Age's Songs For The Deaf) all have in common? They've all worked on Magnus's star studded second album Detachment which will be released into the world on April 24th.
Two singles already released "Saints, Sedated" and "Humbugger" have given fans a taste of the album which promises an even more raw and visceral approach all the while including the unexpected twists and turns Magnus have become known for. "Forever & Never" continues that momentum, releasing on the 28thof February it's a distorted drive through the top tier talent who worked on the record. Featuring Magnus' signature tone, unpredictability and production that'd make Josh Homme jealous, lead mean Arne Heeres says it's about "Being stuck in the twilight, stuck in a loop of thoughts; you played your cards, did you win or lose? Is success achievable or are you just fooling yourself?"
Live Magnus, derived from "Magn-hus" and translating as "powerhouse" in Old Norse, are defined by their name. Set up as a powerful four-piece which gives maximum impact and at times space for each instrument to shine separately. As a testament to their intense live performances, a casual open mic at Melbourne’s famous Cherry Bar landed them a residency and nomination for Cherry Bar’s best live band of the year award by invite of none other than owner James Young himself.
The album Detachment is set to be released on April 24th.