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The Knife to Release New Live Album/Film, But Not in the U.S., Canada, or U.K. Due to Legal Dispute

Shaking the Habitual: Live At Terminal 5 Due Out in Select Countries September 1 via Rabid Records

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Swedish duo The Knife have announced a new live album and concert film, Shaking the Habitual: Live At Terminal 5, which is due out September 1 via Rabid Records. Here’s the rub, the press release points out that it won’t be available in USA/Canada, U.K./Eire, Asia, and South/Latin America due to a dispute with a label in those territories, Brille Records (the full statement on the matter is below). Still, below is a trailer for the film.

2013’s Shaking the Habitual was the band’s final album, before disbanding in 2014. Live At Terminal 5 chronicles The Knife’s final performances in New York, which saw them expanding their live show with an 11-person dance troupe. A screening of the film will take place at the Bio Rio Cinema in Stockholm on August 30. There will also be a limited edition photo book that features the work of photographer Alexa Vachon, who chronicled the performances. Also, Bella Rune created bespoke instruments for the shows and they are being auctioned for the No One Is Illegal Network (whose manifesto is: “We demand permanent right of residence for all people who have arrived in Sweden and wish to remain. We believe in a world without borders, a world where no one is illegal.”).

Here is the full statement from Radid about the band’s legal dispute with Brille: “Unfortunately, the new album won’t be available to buy or stream in the following territories UK/Eire, USA/Canada, Asia & South/Latin America. This is due to a long running dispute between the band and its label partner in those territories, Brille Records. Brille have been claiming and demanding rights for this album for no upfront payment. Rabid deny that Brille have these rights and Brille will not permit the band to release the themselves, as enforced by their lawyers’ letter ‘Please be on notice that any attempt by Rabid to release or exploit the Live Album itself independently or via a third party in Brille’s Territory would be in breach of Rabid’s obligations and infringe Brille’s exclusive rights under the Heads, which it will not hesitate to enforce.’”

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Harry Louis
September 3rd 2018

Nice Article.
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