New Untouchables Present…
Crossfire Allnighter- Sat 21 October 2017
Tickets £13 here
Magnus Carlson has announced a special one off concert in London. He plays Northern Soul Allnighter Crossfire on October 21st. Crossfire started in 2001, bringing together all the different elements of the London 60s scene for a big night of pure vintage underground partying. Magnus and his band will be performing tracks from his ‘Northern Soul Sessions’ EP and forthcoiming album. Support comes from The Wheels and Green Seagull.
Magnus Carlson is one of the most successful male artists in Sweden. His latest solo album – a testament to his passion for Northern Soul (sung in Swedish) – went straight to number one in his native country earlier this year. Magnus has now recorded the entire album in English and is set to release the first tracks from it next month in the form of an EP ‘The Northern Soul Sessions’, featuring his debut UK single ‘The Long Way Home’.
His Swedish gold selling album was partly recorded at Paul Weller’s Black Barn studio with producer and bassist Andy Lewis, together with a slew of top British session musicians. The record has been hailed as one of the best Swedish albums of 2017, still in the top 40 after 6 months, and still receiving huge radio play.
‘The Northern Soul Sessions’ will be released both digitally and on two special 7”s’, featuring two newly written originals, as well as two covers; the Frankie Valli classic ‘Beggin’ and Eddie Holman’s ‘I Surrender’. The tracks take the listener right back to the dance floor of Wigan Casino. You can almost smell the talcum powder.
Magnus Carlson has had a long and illustrious career. He’s collaborated with more artists than even he can remember. From duets with songstress Anna Ternheim to house tracks with members of Swedish House Mafia; from performing Velvet Underground-covers with Nina Persson of The Cardigans and Ebbot Lundberg of The Soundtrack of Our Lives to playing horns with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
He is also the lead singer of Weeping Willows, one of Sweden’s most successful home grown acts, and has been touring almost constantly for the past 15 years. He’s released a total of 15 albums so far, both in bands and as a solo artist, and numerous one off singles and projects.
But it’s one thing more than any other that has made Magnus Carlson a byword for ‘berömmelse’ (stardom) – his voice.
Magnus is a modern day version of the classic 60’s blue eyed soul singer, with such a moving, genre defying, straight-to-the-heart quality to his voice it’s been known to make grown men cry – on more than one occasion.
Or, as Ian McCulloch put it: ”Magnus, you don’t sing like an angel. You sing like a fucking God.”
New Untouchables Present MAGNUS CARLSON + The Wheels + Green Seagull
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