Riff Knives challenges the borderlines of musical genres like no other band, spawning a unique sound with foothold in rap, rock and funk mixed with clicks of fusion and jazz. The debut release, “Rattle For Fame EP”, saw daylight on February 12th 2010. On March 9th 2011 a second ep “Ape Flip EP” was released and the band is currently in the studio working on their debut album.
Taking a quick look through Riff Knives’ history as a band, impressive performances throughout Sweden at
- Fasching jazz club
- UNG08′s main stage
- Klubb Sommar!
- Live At Heart
- Mitt Andra Hem
During 2011 Riff Knives won the title “Best Live Act In Sweden 2011″ in the competition Up North Bandslam.
This is our story:
Once upon a time, there were four genres of music: rock, funk, fusion and rap.
In between the covering areas of these great, great, genres of music – there was a gap. Now this wasn’t a gap in any physical, ”trip-on-a-banana-shell-and-fall-through-a-manhole” kind of sense. It was more a gap like that of an unfinished gaudí architectural creation. now is it really unfinished, or is it simply left being in a state of ”finishness” in which it was, be that unintentionaly, destined to stand forever?
For a long time, this gap was left wide open. each day the gap was left unexamined, it grew more and more mysterious, until finally not a single man on the face of the earth dared explore the gap without growing all too weary of what matters of unreason that could lie there in.
One day in the late 2008, six boys from Sthlm, Sweden, started to play with their instruments just a few clicks away from this, by now, infamous gap. Through word of mouth, they were told about the mysterious musical gap of genres, and decided to dive right into it.
These boys are Riff Knives. they have now been inside this gap for over four years.
Riff Knives fuse rock, funk, fusion and rap.
#91 | Oskar Svenborn | Turntables
#92 | Karl Runeskog | Vocals
#93 | Hampus André | Vocals
#94 | Darius Kaya | Guitar
#95 | Emil Olsson | Drums
#96 | Jesper Adefelt | Bass