Contact Us

The Knife Announce They’ll ‘Be No More’

Kirstie Shanley

After 15 years of making experimental synth-pop and putting on elaborate, mind-bending shows, Sweden’s the Knife have revealed that they will call it quits following what will be their final tour dates in November.

Vocalist Karin Dreijer recently told Dazed & Confused that she and her brother/bandmate Olof Dreijer — who tour with their own veritable troupe of stage performers — are eager to begin working on other projects. “For me, the Knife is anything and nothing,” she said. “At the moment, the Knife is 25 people touring and even more people documenting the process, making videos and helping us out with different things. When we finish the tour now in November, we will close down, it’s our last tour. We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be for fun.”

Representatives for the group confirmed to Stereogum that the Knife will “officially be no more” after the tour.

Since forming in 1999, the pair — often obscured behind creepy masks or make-up — released four full-length albums including 2003′s ‘Deep Cuts,’ featuring the critically acclaimed single, ‘Heartbeats,’ and 2006′s ‘Silent Shout.’ Although the band didn’t tour until 2006, they soon became known for their outlandish performances and radical ideology.

Dreijer said he will be mixing and producing a new album by Tunisian musician Houwaida Hedfi beginning next month, but Karin Dreijer — who also released an album in 2009 under the name Fever Ray — said she doesn’t know what the future holds. She said, “When we finish the Knife’s last run in mid-November, I will start thinking about what is to come next!”

The Knife’s Final Tour
Oct. 31: Stockholm — Annexet
Nov. 1: Gothenburg — Film Studios
Nov. 3: Berlin — Arena
Nov. 5: Manchester — Academy
Nov. 6: London — Brixton Academy
Nov. 8: Reykjavik — Iceland Airwaves Festival

Watch the Knife’s Official Music Video for ‘Heartbeats’

Next: The Knife -- Coolest Costumes in Rock

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://diffuser.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Diffuser.fm quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Diffuser.fm quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!