Biography

The Knife is a Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg, formed in 1999. The group consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record company, Rabid Records. The group gained a large international following in response to their 2003 album Deep Cuts. The group and this specific album later received further attention when a cover of their song "Heartbeats", rearranged for acoustic guitar by Jose Gonzalez, appeared in a Sony commercial. Subsequent songs have appeared on a number of television shows.

The duo's first tour took place in 2006, along with the release of their critically acclaimed album Silent Shout. They have won a number of Swedish Grammis, but refuse to attend awards ceremonies. They have appeared in public wearing Venetian masks. Andersson released a solo album under the name Fever Ray in 2009, while Olof Dreijer released several EPs as Oni Ayhun in late 2009 and early 2010.

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The Knife announce two UK tour dates - ticket details

The Knife announce two UK tour dates - ticket details

Swedish duo will play in Manchester and London later this year

  • Jul 16, 2014

The Knife unveil video for first track from their 'political cabaret' – watch

'För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda' will feature in a political cabaret that will show in Sweden next month

  • Jun 6, 2014

The Knife to write music for political cabaret

The piece will tackle issues around Sweden and the EU's migration politics

  • Mar 20, 2014

The Knife pay tribute to Pussy Riot at Pukkelpop festival in Belgium - watch

The tribute was paid to mark the year anniversary of the feminist punk group's jail sentencing

  • Aug 19, 2013

The Knife bring new album 'Shaking The Habitual' to London

The Swedish duo remained hidden for the entirety of their 90-minute set

  • May 9, 2013

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The Knife Reviews

The Knife

The Knife

Roundhouse, London, Wednesday May 8

  • May 24, 2013

The Knife - 'Shaking The Habitual'

The Swedish siblings escape conformity but have they forgotten the tunes?

  • Apr 8, 2013

Karin Dreijer Andersson - 'No Face'

A deeply unsettling solo track

  • Jan 11, 2012

The Knife

Heartbeats

  • Jun 26, 2007

The Knife

Marble House

  • Feb 9, 2007

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