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The Knife
The Knife performing at Sónar in 2006
The Knife performing at Sónar in 2006
Background information
Origin Flag of Sweden Sweden
Genre(s) Electronic, Indie, Synthpop
Years active 1999 – present
Label(s) Rabid Records, Brille Records, Mute Records
Website official site
Members
Karin Dreijer Andersson
Olof Dreijer
For other uses of the term Knife, see Knife (disambiguation).

The Knife is a musical duo from Sweden formed in 1999. The band consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, who also run their own record company, Rabid Records. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2945 × 1963 pixel, file size: 1. ... Sónar Logo Sónar is a three day annual music festival held in Barcelona, Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... In popular music, indie music (from independent) is any of a number of genres, scenes, subcultures and stylistic and cultural attributes, characterised by perceived independence from commercial pop music and mainstream culture and an autonomous, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the year. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rabid Records is a Swedish record label founded in 1998 by members of Honey is Cool. ... Brille Records is a independent record label based in the UK, which has released work from bands including Whirlwind Heat, Good Shoes, Envelopes, Operator Please, The Bridge Gang and The Knife. ... Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette, under the moniker The Normal. ... Karin Dreijer appears on the album The Understanding by Röyksopp Karin Dreijer Andersson (born 1975) is the lead vocalist of electronica duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer. ... Olof Dreijer (born 1981) is a member of the electronica duo The Knife, formed with his sister Karin Dreijer Andersson. ... A Knife is a sharpened hand tool. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Karin Dreijer appears on the album The Understanding by Röyksopp Karin Dreijer Andersson (born 1975) is the lead vocalist of electronica duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer. ... Olof Dreijer (born 1981) is a member of the electronica duo The Knife, formed with his sister Karin Dreijer Andersson. ... Rabid Records is a Swedish record label founded in 1998 by members of Honey is Cool. ...


One of the group's distinguishing characteristics is their unwillingness to cooperate with the media or the mainstream music scene. The group rarely makes public appearances, most of their promotional photos feature the members wearing masks, usually venetian masks and until recently, they outright refused to perform live concerts. Recently the group has shown themselves in public wearing masks formed as birds' beaks, similar to those used by medieval doctors. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Knife won a Grammis award as best pop group of the year 2003, but they boycotted the ceremony by sending two representatives of another artist group dressed as gorillas with the number 50 written on their costumes, apparently as a protest against male dominance within the music industry. Their album Deep Cuts was also nominated for a Grammis as the best record of the year 2003, although that award went to The Cardigans. It was also in 2003 that The Knife was featured as Artist of the Week at HitQuarters, which helped them gain greater attention in the worldwide music community. The Grammis Awards are the Swedish version of the Grammy Awards. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Deep Cuts is the second full length album from Swedish electropop duo The Knife. ... The Cardigans are a Swedish band formed in the town of Jönköping in 1992. ... HitQuarters is an international music industry website for unsigned artists as well as industry professionals including A&Rs, managers, publishers and producers. ...


The group became prominent in late 2005 when José González covered "Heartbeats" on his 2003 album, Veneer. The song was used by Sony in a commercial for Bravia television sets, and released as a single in early 2006. The group commented on this in a Dagens Nyheter article, claiming that Sony paid a large sum of money to use the song. In view of the group's left-wing views and non-commercial philosophy, they excused this transaction on the basis that the money was needed to establish their record company. For other uses, see José González (disambiguation). ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... This page is about the muscular organ, the Heart. ... Veneer is the debut album by the Swedish singer/songwriter José González, released in 2003 in Sweden, 25 April 2005 in the UK and on 6 September 2005 in the United States. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sony Bravia model logo BRAVIA is a Sony brand used to market its high-definition LCD TVs. ... “Leftism” redirects here. ...


The Knife's song "We Share Our Mothers' Health" from their album Silent Shout was featured by the iTunes store as a free song of the week in late 2006. This song was also featured in the ABC series Ugly Betty, as well as an episode of CSI: NY. In August 2007, "Heartbeats" was featured on an episode of the HBO series Entourage. Silent Shout is the third full length album (not including the Hannah med H Soundtrack) by Swedish electropop duo The Knife, released initially in Sweden on February 15, 2006, then for the rest of Europe the following month on Rabid Records. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Ugly Betty is a American television comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera, Rebecca Romijn, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. ... CSI: NY (working title CSI: New York) is an American police procedural television series which premiered on September 22, 2004. ... This page is about the muscular organ, the Heart. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ...


Having never before performed live, The Knife went on tour in 2006, and after selling out shows worldwide, a DVD of the tour was announced. The DVD was released in Sweden on November 8, 2006, and is titled Silent Shout: An Audio Visual Experience. Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Silent Shout was named the best album of 2006 by Pitchfork Media. [1] Silent Shout is the third full length album (not including the Hannah med H Soundtrack) by Swedish electropop duo The Knife, released initially in Sweden on February 15, 2006, then for the rest of Europe the following month on Rabid Records. ... Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork and occasionally shortened to P4K or pfork,[1] is a United States-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ...


At the Grammis awards in January 2007, The Knife won in all six categories they were nominated in: Composer of the Year, Music DVD of the Year, Producer of the Year, Pop Group of the Year, Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. Again, they did not attend the award ceremony. The Grammis Awards are the Swedish version of the Grammy Awards. ...

Contents

Discography

Albums

Album Record Label Release Date
The Knife Rabid Records (2001)
Deep Cuts Rabid Records (2003)
Hannah med H Soundtrack Rabid Records (2003)
Silent Shout Rabid Records (2006)

The Knife is the first full length album from Swedish electropop duo The Knife. ... Rabid Records is a Swedish record label founded in 1998 by members of Honey is Cool. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... Deep Cuts is the second full length album from Swedish electropop duo The Knife. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Hannah med H Soundtrack is an album recorded by the Swedish electropop duo The Knife for the film Hannah Med H. Swedish label Rabid Records released the album in 2003. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Silent Shout is the third full length album (not including the Hannah med H Soundtrack) by Swedish electropop duo The Knife, released initially in Sweden on February 15, 2006, then for the rest of Europe the following month on Rabid Records. ... See also: 2006 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 Ti // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

Singles

  • "Afraid of You" (2000)
  • "N.Y. Hotel" (2001)
  • "Got 2 Let U" (2002)
  • "Nedsvärtning" (2002)
  • "Heartbeats" (2002) (re-released 2004)
  • "You Take My Breath Away" (2003)
  • "Pass This On" (2003)
  • "Handy-Man" (2003)
  • "Silent Shout" (2006)
  • "Marble House" (2006)
  • "We Share Our Mothers' Health" (2006)
  • "Like a Pen" (2006)
  • "Christmas Reindeer" (2006) (free internet-only mp3 release)

See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... This page is about the muscular organ, the Heart. ... Marble House is the second single from The Knifes 2006 album Silent Shout. ...

DVD

  • "Deep Cuts" (2004)
  • "When I Found The Knife, By: Frau Rabid." (2005)
  • "Silent Shout: An Audio Visual Experience" (2006)

Deep Cuts is the second full length album from Swedish electropop duo The Knife. ...

Other

Karin Dreijer appears as guest vocalist on: Karin Dreijer appears on the album The Understanding by Röyksopp Karin Dreijer is the vocalist in the track What Else Is There? by Röyksopp, appearing on the album The Understanding. ...

The Knife produced: What Else Is There? is the third single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopps second album The Understanding. ... Röyksopp (IPA: ) is an electronic music duo based in Bergen, Norway composed of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... Silverbullit is a Swedish rock band based in Göteborg. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... The Bear Quartet is an indie rock group from Luleå in northern Sweden. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ...

Whos That Girl was the second single to be released from Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... For the given name, see Robin (name). ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including...

Videography

Music Videos

  • "N.Y. Hotel" (Andreas Korsár & Andreas Nilsson) (2001) YouTube
  • "Pass This On" (Johan Renck) (2003) YouTube
  • "Heartbeats" (Andreas Nilsson, Johannes Nyholm & Bo Melin) (2003) YouTube
  • "Handy-Man" (Bold Faces) (2003) YouTube
  • "You Take My Breath Away" (version 1: 80's style) (Henry Moore Selder) (2003) (vocals: Jenny Wilson) YouTube
  • "You Take My Breath Away" (version 2: animated skeletons) (Peter Geschwind) (2004) (vocals: Jenny Wilson) YouTube
  • "Rock Classics" (Amy Leech) (2005) ("When I filmed The Knife" video competition winner)
  • "Silent Shout" (Andreas Nilsson) (2006) (inspired by Oskar Fischinger and Charles Burns' "Black Hole")
  • "Marble House" (version 1: partly animated) (Björn Renner) (2006) (vocals: Jay-Jay Johanson) YouTube
  • "Marble House" (version 2: mice) (Chris Hopewell) (2006) (vocals: Jay-Jay Johanson) YouTube
  • "We Share Our Mothers' Health" (Motomichi Nakamura) (2006) YouTube
  • "Like a Pen" (Andreas Nilsson) (2006) YouTube
  • "Na Na Na" (David Vegezzi & Dagmar Weaver) (2007)

Johan Renck is a Swedish musician (under the stage name Stakka Bo) and music video director. ... Jenny Wilson is a Swedish singer/songwriter born in 1975 in Southern Sweden. ... Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was an abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter. ... Charles Burns (born September 27, 1955 in Washington, D.C.) is an award-winning U.S. cartoonist and illustrator. ... Black Hole is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Charles Burns. ... Marble House is the second single from The Knifes 2006 album Silent Shout. ... Jäje Johanson (born 1969) is a Swedish musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his easily recognizable melancolic vocals and his androgynous looks. ...

Short films

  • "When I Found The Knife" (story by Frau Rabid, animated by Vardag) (2004)
  • "When I Found The Knife Again" (Amy Engles=Amy Leech [2]) (2006)

Concert film

  • "Silent Shout: An Audio Visual Experience" (2006) (Marius Dybwad Brandrud)

See also

Biography During the second half of the 90s, Honey Is Cool was a constant contender for the pop crown of Sweden, but despite playing at numerous festivals and getting more press than most bands, they never managed to sell very many albums. ...

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