The Knife are a brother/sister duo from Sweden with an appetite for bright, quirky electro-pop and unabashed emotions. The result is 'Deep Cuts', a colourful album that makes up for an absence in subtlety with an immediacy that should surely reap some commercial rewards. The formula pays dividends on 'Heartbeats' where Karin's vocals are exuberant whilst Olof's synths are brimming with the echo of late 80's disco pop. With similarly catchy choruses, 'Girls Night Out' and 'You Take My Breath Away' prove that they're not just a one-off. There is a flipside to all this, though. Karin overdoes the sensual vocal schtick on 'Pass This On', the short comedy pieces are ill advised whilst 'Listen Now' even seems to exhume Gina G. There is considerably more depth to the songwriting team on the Björk-esque 'One For You'. The generous DVD serves as a useful showcase of The Knife's work; each directed by fellow Swedes and each capturing the personality of the twosome. Strangely, though, it's a shame that more wasn't made of 'N.Y. Hotel', an early single that offers a melancholic introspective outlook to their natural ebullience. A missed opportunity perhaps?