"Believe us when we say that we think you’ll find something to love in the magical world of The Knife. As their name, and the above volley of abuse, suggests, The Knife are not a conventional band content to offer vacuous platitudes served on a diet of mediocrity. Nope, they mean business and they’ve got the manifesto to prove it. A brother and sister duo (Karin and Olof) from Stockholm in Sweden, they claim their music – which is a glorious blend of melodic electro-pop, machine-made rhythms and dark, curveball twists – is nothing more than pop, yet their songs speak of an informed and subversive political agenda. They refuse to play live - but don’t think this is a bold statement - and deride rock’n’roll for being outdated."
They say: "We want to react against the organic, improvised expression. We wanna do a more synthetic, weird and non-organic expression. Within the artificial expression new moods and spheres arise. Electronic music is absolutely the music of the future. Machine music is good."