As promised earlier gig lovers won't come short in 2010. Starting out this month with one of the most buzzed-about newcomer bands of last year,
The Swedish trio (Andrew Wyatt/Christian Karlsson/Pontus Winnberg) was formed in 2007, but its members have ruled the industry for a while. Karlsson and Winnberg collaborated as Bloodshy & Avant on tracks with Madonna, Sugababes, Kelis, Passion Pit, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend and many more...
The hype about Miike Snow started with the release of their first track 'Animal' (10/08/09) that had been aired on the American series Gossip Girl beforehand. Finally, on 12th May 2009 their self-titled debut album 'Miike Snow' (Downtown Records) hit the Swedish record stores followed by a global release (Sony Entertainment) on 23rd October 2009.
'It's intelligent pop music that has the ability to cradle taste-making purists and reach anthemic heights.' (Guardian.co.uk)
The album offers an eclectic mixture of fragile, subtle Electropop tunes, which are most likely to be compared to a-ha or Animal Collective. Miike Snow, however, stands out with its elaborate concept of melancholic, thrilling experimental arrangements painting the cool landescape of Scandinavia.