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WATCH: The Knife - 'A Tooth For An Eye'
The Quietus , March 8th, 2013 10:11

Watch the video for the new single by the returning electro-pop duo

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As we've previously announced, Swedish electro-pop duo The Knife are set to return from a long hibernation with new album Shaking The Habitual, which will be released on April 8th. We've already been treated to the gnarly, 9-minute long epic single 'Full Of Fire', and now they're poised to release a second advance single from the album entitled 'A Tooth For An Eye'. You can watch the video for the song above. The track itself is rather marvelous, all Konono No. 1 style distorted thumb piano melodies, dusty percussion and Karin Dreijer Andersson's distinctive vocals.

The video was directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson. "'A Tooth For An Eye' deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership," says the text accompanying the video's release. "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."