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The Knife are 20 in 2020

To commemorate the release of our first 7" back on August 14, 2000, we have made our full catalogue available on streaming services and digital stores through our label Rabid Records. This includes our soundtrack to the Swedish film Hannah Med H and Live At Terminal 5. The full Rabid Records catalogue, including releases from Fever Ray and Olof Dreijer, is also now available on Bandcamp for the first time.

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    New Bird / Afraid Of You 7" + The Knife biography

    Our 20th Anniversary celebrations arrive back at the start. A new green 7” version of 'Bird/Afraid Of You', the first ever single from The Knife, is available now at the Rabid store. It features brand new artwork by Martin Falck. And there is also a new edit of ‘Bird’ out now on all digital platforms. Also, the music journalist Ruth Saxelby interviewed us about 20 years of The Knife; our music, performances, everything for a new bio.

    Stream / Buy Bird

    Read bio

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    Deep Cuts

    Some news from The Knife HQ for you. In August a new magenta 2lp edition of Deep Cuts will be released on Rabid Records. If you prefer to stream music, Pass This On (2005 7" Rip) was released today on digital platforms; it is the version we made for our first tour in 2006. Original 7” copies have been discovered and are available on the Rabid Store now.

    Pre-Order Deep Cuts

    Stream Pass This On (2005 7" Rip)

    Order Pass This On 7"

  • Headshots of Karin and Olof wearing black beak masks
    Image: Elin Berge

    Silent Shout

    Hello, the 20 year anniversary of The Knife continues! A new 2LP edition of Silent Shout will be available in August on numbered, dark-blue vinyl. To celebrate, we’d love you to join The Knife for a special online broadcast of our 2006 performance at Gothenburg venue, Trädgår'n. Watch online on May 14th at The Knife’s YT and FB channels 8pm CET.


    Watch performance

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    Tomorrow, In A Year

    In 2008-9 we collaborated with Mt Sims and Planningtorock on Tomorrow, in a Year, music for an ‘electro-opera’ on Darwin by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma. It was released as an album on Rabid in 2010, but never on vinyl. So we’ve decided to reissue it on double LP in August featuring brand new artwork from Martin Falck. More news on further reissues soon ;)

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    The Knife and Europa Europa "För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda (Europa Europa Theme)"

    In 2014 we made music for an anti-nationalist cabaret made by the Swedish art group FUL which toured worldwide between 2014-2016. Since then a lot has changed. Many people who came to Sweden around then, and have lived and worked here during all this time, are now forced to flee this country, since Sweden is deporting people to countries that are extremely unsafe, like Afghanistan.

    The track "För alla namn vi inte får använda (Europa Europa theme)" is now available on all platforms via Rabid Records.

    Writer and director Nasim Aghili says: “When we worked with Europa Europa, we wanted to criticize the racist migration policy in Europe during that time, but we couldn’t even imagine a situation like the one today. The right of asylum is no longer a human right we can all agree upon and support. It’s more important than ever to fight for asylum rights and stop deportations.“

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    Olof’s The Knife Birthday DJ Set

    Thanks for tuning into Bring Your Spoon - The Knife Serves Birthday Cake, our 20th anniversary live stream. It was fun to share some memories with you. Olof’s set from the broadcast is available to watch above.

  • Live at Terminal 5

    The Knife: Live At Terminal 5 will be available for the first time in the US, Canada, UK, Asia, South American, Middle East and Africa!

    There are new vinyl & CD editions being released in the US and Canada and other countries can now order from the Rabid store.

    Watch the full live show

    Order Live at Terminal 5

  • Hannah Med H Soundtrack

    Our soundtrack for the 2003 Swedish feature film Hannah Med H will is now available on streaming services and digital stores worldwide.

    Order Hannah Med h Soundtrack