Fever Ray Biography
Fever Ray born Karin Elisabeth Dreijer is a Swedish singer-songwriter and record producer. She was born on 7 April 1975 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the age of was 10, she started playing guitar, which led to her 1994 guitar band Honey Is Cool. At 15, she became interested in gender and power structures in society. Before she pursued a career in music, Dreijer worked as a web designer. In 1998, she moved to Stockholm.
Karin and her brother Olof Dreijer formed the electronic music duo The Knife in Gothenburg in 1999. They released their eponymous debut album in 2001. The duo gained a wider international recognition following the release of “Heartbeats”, the lead single of their second studio album, Deep Cuts of 2003.
The duo performed live for the first time in 2006. In 2009, the duo were commissioned alongside Mt. Sims and Planningtorock by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to compose an opera, titled Tomorrow, in a Year, which is based on Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. In 2013, the band released their fourth and final studio album, Shaking the Habitual, to universal acclaim. The duo disbanded in November 2014, after completing the Shaking the Habitual Tour.
Under the alias, she released Fever Ray her self-titled solo debut album. It was released digitally on 12 January 2009 and physically on 18 March 2009 through Rabid Records to universal acclaim. The album was preceded by its lead single “If I Had a Heart”, which was used in numerous television series, as well as the opening theme song for the Canadian-Irish historical drama television series Vikings.
In September 2009, she composed the soundtrack to Dirty Diaries, a collection of feminist pornographic short films. In a review of the collection, Swedish newspaper Smålandsposten described the soundtrack as appropriate to the film, though repetitive.She performed as Fever Ray at the 2010 Coachella Festival and received positive reviews. In September of the same year, she performed at Electric Picnic in Ireland and at Bestival in England.
She wrote the music for the theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1968 horror film Hour of the Wolf, which premiered at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre on 12 March 2011. One of these tracks, “No Face”, appeared in demo form on the 2012 compilation album We Are the Works in Progress, organised by Blonde Redhead to benefit victims of the 2011 Japanese tsunami. In February 2016, she wrote and produced music for a theater play called Vahák, which plays on themes of colonial and homophobic violence. That same month, she revealed in an interview with The Fader that she was working on solo music.
On 20 October 2017, she released the single “To the Moon and Back” and its accompanying music video, that served as the lead single to her second studio album, Plunge, which was released on 27 October. The album received widespread acclaim from music critics upon release and appeared on numerous year-end lists. In support of the album, she embarked on an international tour throughout 2018, with the first leg of which was held in Europe and began in February, followed by a North American leg held in May.
Fever Ray Husband
She has two daughters. She largely keeps her life private, she was married to Kent Peter Kristian Andersson, in 2017, she told The Guardian in an interview that she was previously married and had dropped Andersson from her name following a divorce.
Fever Ray Tour
- Thursday 12 July 2018 – Sunday 15 July 2018
Novi Sad, Serbia
- Friday 13 July 2018 – Sunday 15 July 2018
Ferropolis – Stadt Aus Eisen Arena, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
- Tuesday 07 August 2018 – Saturday 11 August 2018
Tøyenparken, Oslo, Norway
- Friday 10 August 2018 – Monday 13 August 2018
Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
- Thursday 01 November 2018 – Saturday 03 November 2018
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France
- Thursday 01 November 2018 – Sunday 04 November 2018
Club To Club Festival, Turin, Italy
- Monday 05 November 2018
O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
- Tuesday 06 November 2018
Mayfield Depot, Manchester, UK
- Wednesday 07 November 2018
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Wednesday 07 November 2018 – Saturday 10 November 2018
Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Fever Ray Album
- Fever Ray
- Live in Luleå
Fever Ray New Album
It was released on 27 October 2017 through Rabid Records. It is her first album in nearly nine years, following her 2009 eponymous debut. It’s songs include; Wanna Sip, Mustn’t Hurry, A Part of Us, Falling, IDK About You, This Country, Plunge, To the Moon and Back, Red Trails, An Itch, Mama’s Hand.
Fever Ray Band
1999 – 2014; The Knife
1994; Honey Is Cool
2008; Fever Ray
Fever Ray Songs
- Pass This On
- A Tooth for an Eye
- We Share Our Mothers’ Health
- Marble House
- Full of Fire
- Like a Pen
- You Take My Breath Away
- You Make Me Like Charity
- Wrap Your Arms Around Me
- Silent Shout
- Without You My Life Would Be Boring
- Still Light
- Listen Now
- Forest Families
- Colouring of Pigeons
- Raging Lung
- Got 2 Let U
- Girls’ Night Out
- N.Y. Hotel
- Rock Classics
- Stay Out Here
- One For You
- One Hit
- A Lung
- From Off to On
- No Face
Fever Ray If I Had A Heart
Fever Ray Keep The Streets Empty For Me
Fever Ray When I Grow Up
Fever Ray Seven
Fever Ray Dry And Dusty
Fever Ray Concrete Walls
Fever Ray Coconut
Fever Ray News
Fever Ray, Bicep, Bonobo and Bugzy Malone play ‘special edition’ of The Warehouse Project
Updated: 6 Jul 2018
This November, WHP teams up with Manchester International Festival for five nights at Mayfield Depot.
The Warehouse Project and Manchester International Festival are joining forces once again for five shows this fall.
In a “special edition” series at Mayfield Depot, WHP and MIF will host Fever Ray, Bonobo, Bicep and Bugzy Malone across five nights from November 3rd to November 10th. This will lead up to the opening of MIF’s new venue, The Factory, next year.
First up, Bonobo will bring his Outlier show on November 3rd, with support from Shanti Celeste, Palms Trax, Josey Rebelle and a live set from George FitzGerald. Fever Ray performs on November 6th, followed by Bugzy Malone performing back-to-back nights on November 8th and 9th. Bicep will close out the series with a live performance on November 10th. Support for these shows has yet to be announced.
The last time WHP and MIF collaborated at Mayfield Depot, it was for a dual 10th anniversary celebration featuring Four Tet, Carl Craig, DJ Koze and more.
Fever Ray Interview
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