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 2013. On the album also other Swedish musicians Skriet
and Henric de la Cour
In 2015 they released their magnum opus Alkimia
, a dramatic and melodic album that exceeded the success of "Hardware" (another Manifest win) and cemented their position as one of Europe’s leading synth-wave bands. The album contains a guest appearance by Nicole Sabouné
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 M'era Luna Festival, Wave-Gotik Treffen, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, Les Transmusicales de Rennes, Entremurahlas, Bimfest, Drop Dead Festival and Arvikafestivalen. They have opened for bands such as Suicide
and collaborated with artists like Dirk Ivens Kite
and Henric de la Cour.