Union Of Knives

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opposite direction 04:33 Tools
Evil Has Never 03:12 Tools
i decline 04:10 Tools
Operated On 04:57 Tools
Taste For Harmony 03:28 Tools
lick black gold 05:09 Tools
Go Back To School 03:34 Tools
Even machines make mistakes 02:31 Tools
We Can't Go Wrong 05:34 Tools
the law is against my heart 02:31 Tools
You Better Keep Me 06:24 Tools
Infant Eyes 05:43 Tools
Evil Has Never (Single Version) 03:12 Tools
Every Treasure 06:18 Tools
Taste for Harmony (Birdsong Remix) 04:03 Tools
Doing Drugs 03:37 Tools
Momentum 03:01 Tools
Is Sweetheart 04:18 Tools
Taste Of Harmony 05:00 Tools
You're All Gone 03:58 Tools
Bound To You 04:03 Tools
Big Heart Breaking 04:54 Tools
Butter Your Eyes 00:00 Tools
When It Lands 04:29 Tools
I Decline (remix) 06:55 Tools
Redividing 03:31 Tools
Evil Has Never - Single Version 03:12 Tools
Evil Has Never (Remix) 06:47 Tools
Icy-K 05:07 Tools
We Are All Doing Drugs 03:26 Tools
Taste For Harmony (Remix) 03:26 Tools
Evil Has Never (With Jenny Reeve) 03:26 Tools
UNION OF KNIVES - Evil Has Never 04:28 Tools
Good So Far 00:00 Tools
Taste For Harmony (Dub) 00:00 Tools
Violence & Birdsong Sampler 06:51 Tools
Redivider 00:00 Tools
Bricks Become Sand (Demo) 03:32 Tools
Press That Down 00:00 Tools
Dissolving You 03:32 Tools
Momentum (Demo) 03:01 Tools
02 - UNION OF KNIVES - Operated On 04:58 Tools
Evil Has Never (Instrumental) 04:58 Tools
04 - UNION OF KNIVES - I Decline 04:08 Tools
05 - UNION OF KNIVES - Even Machines Make Mistakes 02:32 Tools
03 - UNION OF KNIVES - Evil Has Never 04:27 Tools
06 - UNION OF KNIVES - Taste For Harmony 04:52 Tools
01 - UNION OF KNIVES - Opposite Direction 04:35 Tools
07 - UNION OF KNIVES - Lick Black Gold 05:10 Tools
Heavenly Bodies 04:10 Tools
09 - UNION OF KNIVES - The Law Is Against My Heart 02:32 Tools
Intro Outro 02:32 Tools
Declinus 02:32 Tools
Taste for Harmony (Radio Version) 03:29 Tools
10 - UNION OF KNIVES - We Can't Go Wrong 05:35 Tools
08 - UNION OF KNIVES - Go Back To School 03:34 Tools
Evil Has Never - Remix 06:50 Tools
I Decline [Remix] 03:34 Tools
11 - UNION OF KNIVES - You Better Keep Me 06:26 Tools
Bricks Become Sand 00:00 Tools
Back to School 03:34 Tools
Taste for Harmony (Instrumental) 06:50 Tools
Violence and Birdsong Album Mix 06:50 Tools
Track-04 06:50 Tools
Track-02 03:34 Tools
04 - I Decline 00:00 Tools
Heavenly Bodies (demo) 00:00 Tools
Union Of Knives - Opposite Direction 00:00 Tools
Evil His Ever 03:09 Tools
I Decline (Album Version) 03:09 Tools
05 - Even Machines Make Mistakes 03:09 Tools
Taste For Harmony - Birdsong Remix 04:05 Tools
07 - Lick Black Gold 03:09 Tools
06 - Taste For Harmony 03:09 Tools
Taste For Harmony - Remix 06:42 Tools
Track-03 03:09 Tools
Track-01 03:09 Tools
08 - Go Back To School 03:09 Tools
Untitled 03:09 Tools
Momentum (The Anti-Fire (EP)) 02:50 Tools
Schakled (Demo) 04:23 Tools
evil 04:05 Tools
Opposite Direction [Vampire Daries Soundtrack] 00:00 Tools
11 - You Better Keep Me 00:00 Tools
03 Evil Has Never 00:00 Tools
Taste For Harmony (Single Version) 00:00 Tools
Track-05 00:00 Tools
Tastle For Harmony 00:00 Tools
Untitled 1 00:00 Tools
Blue Gold 00:00 Tools
Operated On (Live) 00:00 Tools
We Can’t Go Wrong 04:29 Tools
Track-06 00:00 Tools
01 Opposite Direction 00:00 Tools
Evil Has Never (Demo) 00:00 Tools
To the Rise and Fall of Breath and Lust 00:00 Tools
Take The Flesh 00:00 Tools
Evil Hes Never 04:29 Tools
09 - The Law Is Against My Heart 04:29 Tools
10 - We Can't Go Wrong 04:29 Tools
matchsticks 04:29 Tools
Taste For Harmony - Dub 06:48 Tools
The First Stone (Demo) 06:48 Tools
Circular Breathing 06:48 Tools
Track-08 06:48 Tools
Taste For Harmony [Birdsong Remix] 06:48 Tools
julia 06:48 Tools
Track-09 06:48 Tools
04 I Decline 06:48 Tools
Track-07 06:48 Tools
Is_Sweetheart 06:48 Tools
Evil Has Never Edit (Audio) 06:48 Tools
Big Heart Breaking (Demo) 06:48 Tools
We Can't Go Wrong (Demo) 06:48 Tools
Go Back To School (Demo) 06:48 Tools
Union Of Knives - I Decline 06:48 Tools
Evil Has Never Remix 06:48 Tools
I Decline Remix 06:48 Tools
Lick Black Gold (Demo) 06:48 Tools
You Better Keep Me (Demo) 06:48 Tools
Evil Has Nev 06:48 Tools
We All Doing Drugs 06:48 Tools
06 Taste For Harmony 06:48 Tools
07 Lick Black Gold 06:48 Tools
I Decline - AUDIO 06:48 Tools
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Glasgow, United Kingdom (2004 - 2010) Union Of Knives are a balance of youth and experience, brutality and compassion, dirt and clinical cleanliness. On stage Craig Grant and Chris Gordon play dual frontman roles, supported, like a see-saw on its axis, by Dave McClean. In the studio each member is autonomous--lyrics, beats, melodies, and ideas come from everywhere. The music they make is steely hard, yet cut through with raw, emotive longing and power. Their guitars are loud, but they have no room or need for a drummer. 'Evil Has Never' is an oily black lament to a love that just can't work. 'Opposite Direction' channels the power of prime My Bloody Valentine; 'Taste Of Harmony' steers melody through starkly sculpted electro. Chris and Dave are from Glasgow; Craig is from Aberdeen, though now he's an 'adopted Glaswegian.' The house Craig grew up in was situated right by the sea, which might sound romantic, but things are a bit more complicated than that. 'I miss living by the sea, I miss being on the beach,' he says. 'But I also forget how mad the whole place is.' He lived on a brand new scheme of just three or four houses. From the front window you could see an old, abandoned hotel that barely clung to the cliff edge. Look to the left and you would see a huge old red and white lighthouse that cast its glow into his room every single night, keeping him awake for years. When Craig moved to Glasgow he had insomnia for two years. Look out the back window and you would see a huge RAF base and the biggest power station in Scotland--a place with a quarter-of-a-mile-high chimney pumping out black smoke 24 hours a day. Walking to school, Craig would have to choose either the power station route or the sea route. Usually he simply chose not to go to school at all. Chris and Dave met in Glasgow's Nice and Sleazy. Dave was a soundman there; Chris worked behind the bar when he wasn't singing on Dave's tracks or producing demos for local bands. The pair eventually set up their own studio where they recorded bands and did remixes for Craig Armstrong, Snow Patrol, and others. Then, one night back in N&S, they met Craig. Craig had moved to Glasgow and was writing songs in his bedroom. He had been singing at a local acoustic night and was recording with his band, Close To The Ground, but things weren't happening very fast. When Chris came to produce some demos for the band, things changed. Quickly. Chris and Dave's band, now called Union of Knives, were static. 'The tracks were great but we were unsure what to do with them,' says Chris. 'There were songs that didn't have lyrics or melodies, but Craig would come and improvise this amazing stuff over them.' Gigs started happening, new recordings were planned. Craig would join them at shows providing vocals and guitar. After a few months, in the summer of 2004, it became clear he should be a full-time member. Chris says he never thinks it odd that he and Craig are both frontmen: 'It seems natural to us,' he insists. 'This band is not driven by one personality, we both sing, we both do backing vocals, we need two strong voices. I think it looks great, but then, I can't see it.' 'People tell me it looks really weird for the first three songs then you get used to it,' nods Craig. 'We look odd, but that's a good thing.' Dave is a mystery man even within the band--a proper mad professor character. 'I think he has a dark secret,' says Chris. 'He always makes you think he's got bigger fish to fry.' 'He'll be playing keyboards in the studio,' says Craig, 'pick up the phone with one hand, speak while still playing, then, when the song ends, he'll power away on his bike.' 'Dave has golden ears,' says Chris. 'I'd been in the band for six months before I even met him,' says Craig. Craig says Union Of Knives is about the conflict and harmony of opposites. 'There are two sides to everything. At all times. Instinct and intellect sums it up succinctly,' he says. 'That visceral battle is in every song, it's still a delicate balance.' 'The most important thing there is is balance,' adds Chris. The lyrics are between subtle and obvious; in 'I Decline' I sing, 'there's nothing left' which is a direct reference to the way we are all fucking up the environment.' Chris isn't so sure. 'You look at the world and say, well, actually everything's OK - this is the pre-ordained path. The earth is doing what it has to do to survive. There's always that duality, two sides.' Union of Knives--the sound, the attitude--is balance incarnate. from www.unionofknives.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.