The Knife are Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg formed in 1999. The group consisted of siblings Karin and Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record company, Rabid Records.



A brother and sister duo hailing from Stockholm, Sweden. Karin and Olof Dreijer formed The Knife in 1999 and worked on their music in their home studios and released their self-titled debut album on their own Rabid Records label in 2001. In 2003, the Knife were nominated for two Grammys, one for Best Pop Group of the Year and one for Best Pop Album for their second album, Deep Cuts. However, the Dreijers boycotted the ceremony, sending two people in gorilla costumes to protest the dominance of male acts in the music industry. Early in 2005 The Knife performed their first ever live show at London’s ICA and played in front of a video by artist Andreas Nilsson. The Knife and Nilsson teamed up again for the video for the title track of the group's third album, Silent Shout, which was released in early 2006 in Sweden and that summer in the U.S. (by Mute) and U.K. (by Brille). The duo played a handful of European, Scandinavian, and North American dates in 2006, accompanied by more of Nilsson's visuals.Early in 2013, the Knife released a new song, "Full of Fire," and announced their fourth album, Shaking the Habitual. Another single, A Tooth for an Eye, arrived before the album. An unsettling 90-minute meditation on topics including politics and the environment, Shaking the Habitual was released that April. The Knife returned the following June with Shaken Up Versions, a mini-album of some of the band's songs as they performed them on the Shaking the Habitual tour. Following the completion of the Shaking The Habitual tour the band announced an indefinite hiatus.