The seeds of rebellion first became planted when co-vocalists Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla met at 6-years-old in their small town Pajala in Sweden. The Magnettes fondly call this city of 2,000 home, and it’s the birthplace of their unique glitter-punk-pop sound. By age 14, Rebecka had written a plethora of songs for them as a duo and in 2012, they released their first official song, “Paper Cut,” and began performing across Europe and Russia. They’ve performed at several festivals overseas, as well as Canadian Music Week and SXSW and CMJ here in the States. The band is rounded out with guitarist, keyboardist, and producer Tomas Bäcklund Thuneström.
The Magnettes are putting the finishing touches on a new full-length album — more details will be revealed in the coming months. In the meantime, they are premiering the single “Hollywood” (above) here at VerbicideMagazine.com. The single will be available via DigSin on all digital retailers on September 9, 2016.
About the song, the band states, “‘Hollywood’ is basically about our hillbilly dreams and long distance crush with the idea of Hollywood, the pop culture epicenter, and growing up about as disconnected and remote from that as possible. It becomes so mythical and fictionalized that it’s hard to grasp that it’s a real place and not just a reality show where people have orgies in mansions, snort coke with the Kardashians, and die at 27.”