TAKE 5: The Magnettes

“Rebecka’s getting her driver’s license, so she’ll finally drive the fucking tour van”

Swedish pop supremos The Magnettes have a new single out entitled ‘KimNKayne’. Founder band members Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla met at school aged just 6!  The band was later completed with the addition of producer Tomas Backlund Thunestrom. Rebecka and Sanna describe themselves as ‘non-normative’, ‘witches’! Okay then – we needed to find out more so we asked them 5 key questions! Read on….

When did you realise that you wanted to musicians in a band? What or who has inspired you ?

It’s like we were always headed that way. Rebecka’s and Tomas’s dads played in bands so it seemed like a natural thing that everybody does. We’ve played since we were kids and we’re not very good at anything else. Except Sanna, she’s good at indoor hockey and rifle-shooting. She’ll survive us all.

Who, living or dead, would you dream of collaborating with?

We usually reply Kathleen Hanna and Tina Weymouth, but we’ve recently added Spice Girls to that list. That would be the most f**king amazing thing. Then afterwards we could just retire and slowly die blissfully in a pool of self-love and Pinot Grigio. 

Tell us about your latest single ‘ KIMNKANYE’– what does it mean?

It’s about going out on the weekends when you’re broke as shit, playing with the rich kids, and feeling like you own the whole damn world when you’re with your best friend. It’s not really about Kim and Kanye in any sense, it’s more about playing that game, putting on that face, acting larger than life because you’re realise most of it’s bullshit anyway.

You are Swedish. Tell us five things you love about your country  and why…

1 Absolut

2 ABBA (the band)

3 ABBA (canned fish)

4 Ace of Base (the band)

5 At least living in the remnants of a great socialist democracy based on solidarity and respect for human values, where healthcare is affordable for everyone, the parental leave system is the best, and the fascists are still outside of the f**king government. And those are just the A’s. We didn’t even get into Påskmust or MAX or when it looks like you’re in Narnia.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Rebecka’s getting her driver’s license, so she’ll finally drive the fucking tour van. Sanna might be moving up north again after a stint in Stockholm so the rest of us are fucking stoked. Tomas is having twins in May. And we’re releasing new friggin music!!