Chances are, Even Johansen, aka Magnet, has never heard an AC/DC record, let alone bought one. And in these times, we came be immensely thankful for such mercies.
Magnet's 'The Day We Left Town' sounds like the Avalanches had they grown up on an English council estate (whilst of course, being Norwegian) and been obsessed with _'It's A Wonderful Life_'. Cracked, pre-war filmic strings entwine with gently snapping beats and sailing theremin over a lush acoustic ballad. It's utterly gorgeous and it makes DiS want to drift away on a languid opium cloud.
The remainder of the EP is a lot more stark, but still as intriguing as a squirrel in a vat of jam, notably the psuedo-Yorke beats of 'Dead Happy'. Be still, your beating heart; this is the real deal.
9Gareth Dobson's Score