Agent Side Grinder is a cold wave 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. In 2015 they released their magnum opus Alkimia, a dramatic and melodic album that exceeded the success of “Hardware” and cemented Agent Side Grinder’s position as one of Europe’s leading synth-wave bands.