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Performer: Xiu Xiu
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Knife Play
Country: US
Released: 2017
Style: Abstract, Synth-pop, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1631 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1261 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1162 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 626
Other Formats: MP2 VQF AIFF MPC APE AA AC3

Knife Play by Xiu Xiu, released 19 February 2002 1. Don Diasco 2. I Broke Up (SJ) 3. Luber 4. Hives Hives 5. Dr. Troll 6. Over Over 7. Anne Dong 8. Suha 9. Poe Poe 10. Homonuculus 11. Tonite And Today (What chu' talking' 'bout).

Xiu Xiu’s first album, released in 2002. It is named after the BDSM practice of knife play. Most of the songs off the album are autobiographical in nature, concerning the people in Jamie Stewart’s life, and his battles over his depression and sexuality.

Xiu Xiu. Knife Play ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE). Stoned To Death. Knife Play ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, TP). Absolutely Kosher Records.

Xiu Xiu's Knife Play is a very eclectic mix of neurotic indie falterings similar to the Paper Chase school of rock, but with lighter techno beats and softly morose ballads of indifference. The opening tracks are hard to follow along with, and after a time the album seems to break into techno tunes and finally closes with some calm, modern classical arrangements. The vocals range from incredibly bitter screams to strong, '80s British-sounding tones.

Album · 2002 · 11 Songs. Knife Play Xiu Xiu. Rock. Listen on Apple Music.

Knife Play" is a great, discomforting debut that acts as a taste of what's to come from Xiu Xiu! I love Jamie Stewart's tortured delivery and lyrics here, as it fits well with the disturbing atmosphere. Fav Tracks: Suha, Poe Poe, I Broke Up, Don Diasco, Dr. Troll, Tonite and Today (What 'chu talkin' 'bout), Hives Hives.


1 Don Diasco 2:51
2 I Broke Up (SJ) 2:14
3 Luber 4:00
4 Hives Hives 3:33
5 Dr. Troll 3:51
6 Over Over 3:58
7 Anne Dong 4:49
8 Suha 4:49
9 Poe Poe 3:36
10 Homonculus 3:15
11 Tonite and Today (What 'chu talkin' 'bout) 5:21


First time KNIFE PLAY has been available on vinyl since 2003.
Colored wax, merchandise item on tour of 2019
Comes with DL code featuring the full album + bonus tracks and most importantly, Jamie's drunk commentary

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GER016 Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(CD, Album) 5 Rue Christine GER016 US 2002
AK018 Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(LP, Album, Ltd) Absolutely Kosher Records AK018 US 2002
n°26 Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) Stoned To Death n°26 Czech Republic 2014
AK018 Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, TP) Absolutely Kosher Records AK018 US 2002
tom 33 Xiu Xiu Knife Play ‎(LP, Album) Tomlab tom 33 Germany 2003