Swedish pop trio THE MAGNETTES have returned with their new single, “Hollywood,” out now on all digital retailers via Nashville-based label DigSin. The track–which first premiered on Verbicide Magazine–highlights the band’s signature sound: unfiltered and unapologetic views paired with sugary sweet, infectious beats. To coincide with the release of “Hollywood,”THE MAGNETTES have also announced that they are putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length to be released later this year and will return to the U.S. this fall for a string of tour dates; these U.S. shows will be the first of this year. THE MAGNETTES performed at both SXSW and CMJ Music Marathon in 2015 and Canadian Music Week in Spring 2016.
“‘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,” the band shares. “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.”
“Hollywood” follows the release of the group’s last single “Killers In A Ghost Town”; check out the official music video now on YouTube. A music video for “Hollywood” was recently shot in Los Angeles with up-and-coming director Michael Frost; more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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 theirinfectious and inimitable 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.