I'll be honest, I had never heard of Even Johansen aka Magnet before he released his "The Tourniquet" album back in 2005.
He's from Bergen in Norway and now has 4 albums to his name, his style borrows from pop, electronica and folk so deservedly has a place in this blog.
Accoring to his myspace a new albym should be out before the end of 2009
"hold on" is the song that opened the doors of his universe for me:
more on Magnet here