Knife Party’s ‘EDM Death Machine’ is doing all the festivals

It’s fair to say the last 12 months have gone pretty well for Knife Party. The steely-faced, black-clad ‘seizure music’ specialists have travelled the world, released some incendiary EPs and moved ever-further up festival bills. Now Knife Party is set to release its latest missive on Earstorm, the Haunted House EP, featuring three new tracks Power Glove, LRAD and EDM Death Machine, plus a ‘VIP’ version of mainstage smasher Internet Friends. On 6 May, Knife Party will make the EP available to buy on its website with Bitcoins – get clued up on Bitcoins here – alongside the traditional digital outlets.

The duo has presented its Haunted House concept in key cities, including a Miami event this year with Tommy Trash, Walden, Kill The Noise and more. Over the Northern summer, the guys are going to be busy. Europe is getting well looked after, and there are prime slots locked in at Tomorrowland and Benicassim. Over in the United States, Knife Party is on the mammoth HARD Summer line-up alongside fellow headliners Bassnectar and Justice, then it’s back across the Atlantic for Sonne Mond Sterne, the Leeds/Reading double and Creamfields. As summer closes, Knife Party plays Electric Zoo in New York.

What Knife Party told Mixmag in late 2012 still rings true for the production team born out of Pendulum’s end: “At the moment we’re just trying to maintain a steady stream of EPs in between touring. Aside from that, we don’t really have any immediate goals. We found goals to be quite counter-productive with our previous project, so at the moment we’re just trying to enjoy ourselves and make music.”

Knife Party tour dates:

4 May – LS2013, Norway

4 May – Stavanger Festival, Norway

5 May – Gatecrasher 20th Anniversary Warehouse Party at Donnington Park

13 June – Hultsfred Festival, Sweden

29 June – Electric Forest Festival, Michigan

30 June – Boonstock Festival, Seattle

4 July – Volt Festival, Hungary

5 July – Ruisrock Festival, Finland

6 July – Urban Art Forms Festival, Austria

13 July – Extrema Festival, Netherlands

19 July – Gurten Festival, Sweden

20 July – Benicassim Festival, Spain

26 July – Summer Sound Festival, Helsinki

27 July – Tomorrowland, Belgium

1 August – HARD @ Red Rocks, Colorado

3 August – HARD Summer, Los Angeles, California

4 August – Lollapalooza, Chicago

9 August – Sonne Mond Sterne Festival, Germany

17 August – MTV Music Beats, Germany

23 August – Leeds Festival

24 August – Creamfields, Liverpool

25 August – Reading Festival

25 August – SW4 Festival, London

30 August – Electric Zoo, New York