We first saw The Magnettes in Austin, TX at SXSW music festival in 2015, and since then the trio has shed their glittery tears worldwide. Singers Rebecka Digervall and Sanna Kalla, along with keyboardist and guitarist Tomas Bäcklund Thuneström, have systematically smashed the status quo with performances in Norway, Denmark, Canada, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Fransisco, NYC, Nashville, to name a few. Not bad for a band from a little Swedish town in the far North. They work hard and play hard, and the end result is a charismatic, unapologetically empowered act with a message that is perfectly encapsulated in the lyrics of their latest catchy, riot grrrl single Sad Girls Club:
Help a sister out / Sad Girls / We don’t want no fun / Let the liquor drop / Let it hit the spot / Join the Sad Girls Club if the world has fucked you up
“It’s a movement that we’re part of,” said the Sanna about the track. “It’s the idea of a sanctuary, for whatever reason, that treats you as the person you want to be. Where you’re allowed to be sad, different or plain hostile. To counteract a world that tells you to smile when everything systematically sucks. This is our party and we’ll cry if we want to.”
Listen to Sad Girls Club and let your sparkling tears roll freely.