Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 8 = The Knife
Performing = Friday
The Knife are the brother-sister duo of Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer. The electronic act formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1999. Over a fifteen year career the band has released four studio albums, all of which received critical acclaim.
Although, The Knife is well-received by the media, The Knife do not receive the media well. The band did not begin playing live until after the release of their third album Silent Shout in 2006. Furthermore, the duo rarely makes themselves available to the media for interviews and appearances. Their uncooperative act includes wearing masks with bird beaks, similar to the over-rated and over-hyped “Robots,” what a piece of works that was last night…
In addition it to Karin’s work with The Knife, she fronts the side project Fever Ray. Prior to The Knife, she was a member of the band Honey Is Cool. In his spare time, Olof works under the monikers DJ Coolof and Oni Ayhun. The duo cites Sonic Youth, Kate Bush, Le Tigre, Siouxsie and The Banshees as musical influences.
The Knife (2001)
Deep Cuts (2003)
Silent Shout (2006)
Shaking The Habitual (2013)
Visit The Knife website here:
“A Tooth For An Eye”