Live Magnus, derived from “Magn-hus” and translating as “powerhouse” in Old Norse, are defined by their name. 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 owner James Young himself.
Since their debut album’s release in 2016, it’s received critical acclaim by both online and print media with The Sydney Morning Herald stating:
“The band clearly likes to tease and with terrific self-confidence in their undoubted abilities the approach does create a lively anxiousness within their music.”.
In 2017 work on a follow up album started with the band’s DIY approach resulting in demos recorded in their rehearsal space and mixed at their home studio.
Convinced this album needed to have an “all-or-nothing” approach, these demos were sent out around the world and sparked interest from big names like Steve Albini, Alan Moulder & Bob Clearmountain.
In 2018 recording of the follow up album took place under supervision of five time Aria award winning producer Paul McKercher and with COG’s Lucius Borich on drums it promises an even more raw and visceral approach yet still including the unexpected twists and turns Magnus have become known for.
Both Paul and the legendary Bob Clearmountain (multi Grammy winner & nominee, USA – Rolling Stones, Springsteen, The Preatures) have been mixing songs and Big Bass Brian Gardner (multi Grammy winner & nominee known for QOTSA’s Songs for the Deaf and his work with Dr. Dré), mastering the album.
|November 7, 2019 6:10 pm||FOOTSTOMP MUSIC PARTY|
|November 7, 2019 11:15 pm||EL SOL|