Agent Side Grinder Tickets
The Shacklewell Arms, London.
Agent Side Grinder is an electronic band from Bromma, Stockholm, which was formed in 2005. The band has made five albums and toured extensively throughout Europe.
Their first two albums, Agent Side Grinder (2008) and Irish Recording Tape (2009) were rooted in post-punk, industrial and dark electro. Their third album Hardware (2012) showed a bigger and more textured sound. It was named "album of the month" in Vice Magazine, topped several annual "best of-lists" including Dagens Nyheter, Metro and Time Out Paris and won the Manifest-award (Swedish indie-grammy) for best synth album in 2013. In 2015 they released their magnum opus 'Alkimia', a dramatic and melodic album that exceeded the success of "Hardware".
After a lineup change in 2017, Johan Lange and Peter Fristedt together with new singer Emanuel Åström returned in 2019 with their comeback album A/X. The album introduced a more electronic and danceable sound, but all the elements that have made ASG a genre standout were intact: Metallic beats, infectious basslines, sweeping synth melodies and extremely strong tracks.
Agent Side Grinder has a reputation of being a powerful and mighty live band. They have toured Europe, Russia and North America and played festivals such as M'era Luna Festival, Wave-Gotik Treffen and Amphi Festival. They have opened for bands such as Suicide and Laibach and collaborated with artists like Dirk Ivens, Kite, and Henric de la Cour.