The Knife

London, Kentish Town Forum

The Swedish duo don big suits and orange face paint (All a bit Mighty Boosh) surround themselves with animation and send out waves of lush, lost keys and ocean-deep rhythm. Heartbeats is taken far away from adverts and Silent Shout takes us where we want to go, but it’s a mostly frustrating experience. They lack the thunder to really get a rave going and the ethereal tracks just get lost in the faded gold ceilings and the queue for the bar. At home The Knife can take you to strange, dark, places. Here we’re just standing in one.

By Kenn Taylor