The Knife to write music for political cabaret

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

The Knife have announced that they are going to contribute music to a political cabaret.

As Pitchfork reports, the band have announced that they are collaborating with the art group Ful to set up an “anti-national cabaret” called ‘Europa Europa’.

The duo are writing new music for the project, which will premier in Visby. Sweden on July 1 with more dates to be announced.

According to a statement on Europa Europa‘s website, the work is specifically about “Sweden and EU’s migration politics” and the cabaret will “highlight the human rights abuses that Sweden and the EU commits every day through the common asylum and migration policy”. It is a celebration of migrants who are “defying cameras, dangerous water, barbed wire, police violence and compact political resistance”.

The Knife are listed as the cabaret’s “house band”. It is written and directed by Nasim Aghili.

The duo released their fourth album ‘Shaking The Habitual’ in 2013.