After some teasing of her first new music in 9 years earlier this week, Karin Dreijer formerly of The Knife has returned to her solo Fever Ray project.
Far from the somewhat disturbing visual we saw yesterday teasing the song, ‘To The Moon And Back’ is the closest thing we’ve had to The Knife since they split in 2014.
The song has the familiar electro mechanised beat and Knife-esque synth. The song also has the line ‘I want to run my fingers up your p**y’ which on Spotify is given an Air Horn mix. The video for the song keeps things weird as the visuals proceeding it with a cryogenically frozen Karin reanimated
Update: It’s 2016, I found this post and enjoyed it. I’ve now added a Spotify playlist of all of the albums available.
Below is a list of my favourite records of the ten years between the turn of the millenium, the year 2000 and 2010. Ranking these albums was led by a) what the album means to me and b) how often I’d listen to it. Each and every one of these albums blew me away repeatedly at some time between the ages of 18 and 27. Each one has something special going for it, something magical that brings me back to it. For that I can only thank the creators of each.
Without further ado, here are my favourite 50 albums from the decade. And remember, you can’t be wrong if they are your favourites.
The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour. Last night’s show was heavy on The Knife because CRAI.
Um, this morning news came through that The Knife were doing their last tour. Silly Swedes, I thought to myself, that’s somewhat unclear use of English language. Reading on, it seemed the shows (below) were the last of the Shaking The Habitual tour, which made sense.
Now, it seems, no, it’s actually The Knife that’s coming to an end. According to Dazed, in an interview Karin Dreijer said:
“We will close down, it’s our last tour. We don’t have any obligations to continue.”
A PR has confirmed that The Knife would officially be no more.
There’s a lack of finality to that statement still (I DO NOT WANT TO BELIEVE – They are one of my favourite bands) so hopefully, that’s not how they’re going out for good but if so, these are the official last live dates, finishing in Iceland for Airwaves. There are no more plans for anything from the name The Knife as an entity.
That does leave room for Olof producing Houwaida Hedfi as is mentioned and perhaps more Fever Ray and Oni Ayhun.
Oct 31 – Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden Nov 01 – Film Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden Nov 03 – Arena, Berlin, Germany Nov 05 – Academy, Manchester, UK Nov 06 – Brixton Academy, London, UK Nov 08 – Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavík
‘För alla namn vi inte får använda’, is a new song from The Knife which was made for Europa Europa; – an antinational cabaret about migration politics by the art group Ful. It’s taking place in Sweden from July 1st in Gotland.
Europa Europa is part of a movement that exists both within activism and academia, where individuals are trying to expose the human rights violations that are committed by Sweden and the EU every day.
The song is a part of the show and is intended as a “political Macarena” to be sung along and danced to by the audience during the performance.
The Knife have recorded alternative versions, more closely aligned to the band’s live performances, to coincide with their North American tour. They will release them on an EP called Shaken-Up Versions on June 16th through Rabid/Brille/Mute digitally with CDs and Vinyl versions to follow.
The alternative version of ‘Without You My Life Would Be Boring’ is out today accompanied by three remixes from Rroxymore, J. Phlip and Kat Knix. There’s also that off-kilter harsh lit hospital ward music video by Bitte Andersson up top.
1. We Share Our Mother’s Health (Shaken-Up Version) 2. Got 2 Let U (Shaken-Up Version) 3. Bird (Shaken-Up Version) 4. Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version) 5. Pass This On (Shaken-Up Version 6.Ready To Lose (Shaken-Up Version) 7. Stay Out Here (Shaken-Up Version) 8. Silent Shout (Shaken-Up Version)
“I was completely moved by its groovy directness so i started recording this super fun bass line and totally went for a funky celebration feel,” she says. Planningtorock also directed the video. Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me’ (Planningtorock Rework) will be released October 14/15 on Rabid / Brille / Mute Records. A Hannah Holland ‘Raging Lung’ remix is on the B-side.
Last year, Mark Duggan and I did artists portraits at Electric Picnic but this year we wanted to do something more involved in the festival and something a bit different so, here is our series of Animated GIFs of Electric Picnic 2013. Featuring The Knife, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Le Galaxie, Savages, MO, Blondes, Johnny Marr, a load of you lot and more.
The Knife’s long-awaited fourth album is terrific, tough, too long but still quite brilliant…
Shaking Of The Habitual is like a haunted house art project filled with terrific music that excites, terrible bits that annoy and not much in between apart from long walks of tension or dissonance, of waiting for something, anything, of significance to happen. The Knife heighten your senses, and dull them again. They get in your face only to disappear into the darkness. It’s this dichotomy, that makes Shaking Of The Habitual such a maddening essential listen. Full review & stream →
Fancy a trip away to see The Knife’s live comeback? The dates of interest to you in April and May are below. All Shaking The Habitual show tickets will be made available to mailing list subscribers on Wednesday morning at 10am so sign up here if you want to get a code before Thursday evening’s pre-sale.
Definitely. I hate trailers and teasers for music but hey, this is The Knife, it’s been too long. Hopefully a new album means, finally, we will get an Irish gig from the band. Light Asylum’s Shannon Funchess will appear on the album which will be called Shaking The Habitual and will be out on Mute Records in the Spring.
Now’d be a good time to listen to them on Spotify: (more…)