"The Knife was formed in the summer of 1999 when the sister and brother, Karin and Olof Dreijer, made some recordings together. Earlier, Karin played in a band called Honey is Cool. Olof had been working with different music projects. The cooperation worked out fine so they continued with hardware recordings of acoustic instruments mixed with midi and sampler programming. The Knife continued working sporadically until February 2001 when the album “The Knife” was released at their own label, Rabid Records.Read the rest of their bio HERE...
The debut album was received with both anger and happiness. Some were furious and didn’t understand anything of it and got quite provoked, while some thought it was what they always had been waiting for. One year later The Knife started working in the studio again."
Anyway, I liked the video and like the song even more. Totally touching on my weakness for synth-pop it sounds like a Human League kind of thing, or maybe what I was hoping Annie was going to sound like. What is that, a Prophet 5??
The Knife - "Heartbeat"
Not everything is "chocolate boxes and roses". Looking for their video to this song I came across something I'd rather not have, the terrible video for "You Take My Breath Away". Yikes.
Well, we'll always have "Heartbeat". And you can also go see the band on MySpace.
Some recent goings on for The Knife:
"‘Deep Cuts’ lead single ‘Heartbeats’ has entered the nation’s conscience after being covered by fellow Swede José Gonzalez. Originally released in 2003 in Sweden on The Knife’s own indie label Rabid Records. The Knife will return with a new album ‘Silent Shout’ in March 2006, more news very soon!"