'Magnet' appeared on 1997 Headless Chicken release Greedy. The album's best-known track is chart-topping single George, fronted by vocalist Fiona McDonald. McDonald left the group in 1995, and the Chickens disbanded soon after Greedy's release. 'Magnet' sticks to familiar territory: moody guitar lines, scalpel sharp lyrics, and Chris Matthews' distinctively deep lead vocal. Jonathan King's video is awash with urban decay. A depleted band (drummer Bevan Sweeney and guitarist Flex) gather around a car wreck, with Matthews delivering his creepy parable from behind its smashed windshield.
All the intricate ways the brain can rearrange, innocent actions into something more strange...– Vocalist and lyricist Chris Matthews shows he isn't one for shallow sentiment
Video made with funding from NZ On Air