Track Of The Day

The Knife – A Tooth For An Eye



The Knife have released a video for a second Shaking The Habitual track, A Tooth For An Eye, directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson.

Say the duo:

“A Tooth For An Eye deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; there is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring ‘I’m telling you stories, trust me’ (a quote borrowed from Jeanette Winterson’s novel The Passion). There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.”

Can’t wait for more? The album Shaking The Habitual is out on 8 April through Rabid. Full track listing:

A Tooth For An Eye
Full Of Fire
A Cherry On Top
Without You My Life Would Be Boring
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
Crake
Old Dreams Waiting To Be Realized
Raging Lung
Networking
Oryx
Stay Out Here (Shannon Funchess, Emily Roysdon and The Knife)
Fracking Fluid Injection
Ready To Lose

More at theknife.net

 



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