Karin Dreijer Andersson Alternative Artist

Karin dreijer andersson

Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (born 7 April 1975 in Nacka, Sweden), also known by her stage name Fever Ray, is the lead vocalist of the electronic duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer. Andersson was previously the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Honey Is Cool. Andersson released her debut solo album under the name Fever Ray in 2009. Her vocal style is notable for both shrill and deep tones, and also the use of multitracked vocals, with different uses of pitch-shifting technology on each track, creating an intricate, mysterious effect. Many listeners mistake the deep vocals on songs by The Knife for those of her brother. Visually, Dreijer Andersson employs the use of masks, face and body paint, intricate costumes, and other theatrical elements in photo shoots, videos and live performances, during which she often performs behind a gauze screen that partially obscures her from view. While The Knife was on hiatus, Andersson released her self-titled solo debut album Fever Ray digitally on 12 January 2009 and physically on 18 March 2009 via Rabid Records, preceded by its lead single "If I Had a Heart", released digitally on 15 December 2008.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 7th, 1975



Karin Dreijer Andersson on Social media

facebook.com http://www.facebook.com/FeverRay
last.fm http://www.last.fm/music/Fever+Ray
twitter.com http://www.twitter.com/feverray

Musical acts

1.The Knife New Wave, Synthpop, Indietronica, Electroclash, Trip hop, Minimal techno, Electronica, Dark ambient, Intelligent dance music, Dark wave, Electronic music, Experimental music, Trance

1999 -

The Knife is a Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg, formed in 1999. The group consists of siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record company, Rabid Records. The group gained a large international following in response to their 2003 album Deep Cuts. The group and this specific album later received further attention when a cover of their song "Heartbeats", rearranged for acoustic guitar by José González, appeared in a Sony commercial. Subsequent songs have appeared on a number of television shows. The duo's first tour took place in 2006, along with the release of their critically acclaimed album Silent Shout. They have won a number of Swedish Grammis, but refuse to attend awards ceremonies. They have appeared in public wearing Venetian masks. Andersson released a solo album under the name Fever Ray in 2009, while Olof Dreijer released several EPs as Oni Ayhun in late 2009 and early 2010. In August 2014, The Knife announced that they will disband following the final dates of their Shaking the Habitual Show Tour.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead Vocals 1999


Album title Released Type
The Knife 2001 Studio album
Deep Cuts 2003 Studio album
Silent Shout 2006 Studio album
Tomorrow, in a Year 2010 Studio album
Shaking the Habitual 2013 Studio album
Hannah med H 2003 Soundtrack

2.Honey is Cool Alternative rock, Indie rock, Pop music

Honey Is Cool were a Swedish indie rock band from Gothenburg, formed in 1994. The band's final line-up consisted of Karin Dreijer, John Jern, Staffan Larsson and Fredrik Wennerlund.

Member history

Member Role Start End
John Jern
Anders Göthberg

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
Mercy Street
August 18th, 2010 Single on gramophone record
Fever Ray
Trip hop, Electronic music, Synthpop, Experimental music, Ambient music, Electronica
January 12th, 2009 Album on compact disc DJ mix
Triangle Walks / Seven
October 5th, 2009 Single on gramophone record
May 10th, 2009 Single
Stranger Than Kindness / Here Before
August 31st, 2009 Single on gramophone record
Triangle Walks
July 20th, 2009 Single on digital media
When I Grow Up
March 30th, 2009 Single on digital media
If I Had a Heart
December 15th, 2008 Single on digital media


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