UK Electronic Act Union of Knives x “Like Butterflies”
Release New Single and Video “Like Butterflies”
From the forthcoming album “Endless from the Start” – June 4 via Disco Piñata
“The video is a collaboration in movement,” adds Chris, “Anthony knew Alexandra (Tsiapi) could express something physically that we do our best to express with words and weird noises. I spent a January morning filming her improvise to “Like Butterflies” in her beautiful top floor Georgian studio in Govan (Glasgow). She jerked and fluttered and floated all across the room with such grace and commitment, perfectly synched to the spiritual sense of the song.”
Union of Knives are a Scottish electronic act made up of Chris Gordon, Ant Thomaz (Dope Sick Fly), and Peter Kelly (The Kills, Ladytron), with Ladytron’s Helen Marnie featuring on two tracks on their 2020 Endless from the Start LP. With Chris Gordon crafting and grafting at the centre, writing, vocal and musical duties are shared by Ant, and Peter. Ant grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and arrived in Scotland via N.Y.C meeting Chris through production work, where their musical bonds became too compelling to ignore. Their debut album Violence and Birdsong was released in 2006. Their track “Opposite Direction” was synched in The Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy. Their 2007 sophomore album co-produced by Atticus Ross was shelved due to internal issues with the label. Since then, Chris has been devoting time to his family, Ant has worked on various solo projects, and Peter, a drummer and a painter, has toured with The Kills and Ladytron.