Agent Side Grinder is an electronic band from Bromma, Stockholm , which was formed in 2005. The band has made four albums and toured extensively throughout Europe.
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 2013. On the album also other Swedish musicians Skriet and Henric de la Cour are involved.
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 Laibach and collaborated with artists like Dirk Ivens Kite and Henric de la Cour.