Knife The Symphony is influenced by art, skate culture, film and music. Musically, the band's influences range from early American punk-music and the hardcore and post-hardcore of the 1980's and 90's to world music and straight-ahead rock. Now in their thirties, the band members grew up listening to anything they could. From the first sounds ever heard on MTV in the early 80's to reggae and anything ever released by Dischord, SST, Touch & Go (and everything inbetween). It all comes out in their own music. Their energy and passion is all their own.