Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, the brother and sister Swedish electric duo known as The Knife, have announced that they will break soon as their upcoming tour is over.
Without being clear if this was the last tour for their latest album Shaking the Habitual, or if it is their last tour all together, the Knife posted on their site that the fall European leg would be “our last tour,”
Then in an interview with Dazed, Karin Dreijer let it be known that the Knife are calling it quits for good.
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.”
According to Pitchfork, they have also confirmed the break up through a representative of the band.
Although Karin didn’t make it clear what her plans were for after the Knife, she did say, “When we finish The Knife’s last run in mid-November, I will start thinking about what is to come next!” Karin also said that her brother Olof will continue to work with Tunisian musician Houwaida Hedfi.
The Knife posted this cryptic message on their site this morning:
A handfull elf pee
That’s my soul
Spray it allover
Fill the bowl
An axe to grind
Generous actions with the speed of light
Without you my life would be boring
See you on the dance floor…
/Olof and Karin, The Knife
The band which was formed in 1999 have released four studio albums, including 2001’s The Knife, 2003’s Deep Cuts, 2006’s Silent Shout, 2013’s Shaking the Habitual and earlier this yers they released Shaken-up Versions, a collection of remixes taken from their live show.
In case you plan on flying to Europe, here is a list of their last six shows:
10-31 Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
11-01 Gothenburg, Sweden – Film Studios
11-03 Berlin, Germany – Arena Berlin Treptow
11-05 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy
11-06 London, England – Brixton Academy
11-07-09 Reykjavik, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves