The idea of authenticity in music is something that’s been bothering the Knife ever since they started getting deeper into feminist theory (Olof signed up for a course at Stockholm University’s department of gender studies, while Karin borrowed his reading list). “We’ve tried to find ways to implement what we have learned in queer theory,” explains Olof. “We are really into criticising this idea that there are some sounds that people would consider more authentic than others. And the way we’d do that would be to get sounds that you don’t really know where they come from. It could be a synthesised sound or a voice or even an animal. You don’t really know about the origin.

 Olof Dreijer