Agent Side Grinder
Henrik Sunbring, Kristoffer Grip, Peter Fristedt, Johan Lange i Thobias Laser Eidevald
Thobias Laser Eidevald, Henrik Sunbring, Peter Fristedt, Kristoffer Grip, Johan Lange i Pontus Svensson
Szwecja / Sweden
Date of establishing :
dark wave, electronic, Gothic, industrial, minimal synth, post-punk
Band members:Current members
Johan Lange – synthesizer
Peter Fristedt – modular synthesizer, tape loops
Alexander Blomqvist – bass guitar (2007–2011)
Henrik Sunbring – synthesizer (2007–2017)
Kristoffer Grip – vocals
Thobias Eidevald – bass guitar (2011–2017)
Biography:Agent Side Grinder is an electronic band from Stockholm, formed in 2005.
Their first two albums, "Agent Side Grinder" (2008) and "Irish Recording Tape" (2009) were rooted in post-punk, industrial and dark electro. The band quickly gained an underground following throughout Europe.
Their third album "Hardware" (2012) showed a bigger and more textured sound and was met with universal acclaim. 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 2012.
In 2015 they released their magnum opus “Alkimia”, a dramatic and melodic album that exceeded the success of “Hardware” (another Manifest win) and cemented Agent Side Grinder's position as one of Europe’s leading synth-wave bands.
Agent Side Grinder has a reputation of being a powerful and mighty live band. They have done seven European tours and played festivals such as Wave-Gotik Treffen, M'era Luna, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, Les Transmusicales de Rennes, Entremurahlas, Bimfest, Drop Dead Festival and Arvikafestivalen. They have opened for bands such as Suicide and Laibach and collaborated with artists like Dirk Ivens, Kite and Henric de la Cour.