Resistance Is Futile
In 2003, motivated by the love of simplistic and immediate "rawk'n'roll" and a healthy disrespect of reality tv mock stars, Melbourne power popsters Magneto crammed into a Richmond rehearsal studio and wrote furiously. By the time the hallowed lights of the McG filtered through the cracked plaster sound-proofing, they had a swag of tunes, of which 2 ended up on the lost weekend and planet of popboomerang compilations. Comprising vocalist john baxter, together with co-conspirator paul inglis on bass, who'd done time with john in alcotomic, guitarist extraordinaire michael snowball (groundswell) and the powerhouse skin thumper geoff barnes (p76), Magneto was mercilessly thrown out of their comfort zone into the rough and tumble world of pop like a drunk on payday at closing time. 18 months after those initial sessions, comes the band's debut album 'resistance is futile'. Not afraid of wearing their influences on their sleeves, acts such as the stems, jellyfish, wall of voodoo, gaye bykers, cheap trick and johnny cash, has been integral to Magneto's warm fuzzy blend of shimmering jazzmaster driven pop. Popboomerang. 2006.