After five years of keeping us waiting siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer have finally announced they are working on a new album as The Knife – due to be released sometime in 2012. According to their website the duo are currently recording the follow-up to Silent Shout, which set the modern standard for cold-blooded synth-music with creepy vocals.
In the same post the duo mentions their worries about "the ongoing discrimination of Romani people in Europe", a situation which is "totally unacceptable", and encourages everybody to take action for the Roma people’s housing rights in Rome by signing these two petitions by Amnesty International. It’s not yet clear whether their new album deals with these issues or if it’s just a personal concern for The Knife.
Either way we’re looking forward to hearing some new material.