The boys are back at it and I could not be more thrilled!
If you don’t already know, this talented trio consists of New York-based songwriter, vocalist and frontman Andrew Wyatt and Swedish producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg. The two Swedes, aka Bloodshy & Avant, are an incredibly successful duo that worked together producing pop tunes for the likes of J-Lo, Madonna, and Kylie Minogue before the creation of Miike Snow. They even wrote and produced “Toxic,” Britney’s 2005 hit that went on to become to best selling single of the decade in the world…. no biggie. In 2007 Karlsson and Winnberg decided to create their own tunes and brought on Wyatt to write and do vocals and voila, Miike Snow was born. The trio released their self-titled debut in 2009 and it absolutely exploded across the planet. After a massive 18 month world tour with over 170 shows (one of which was in Vancouver and blew my mind), they were hungry to get back in the studio and did so last spring.
Today they released “Paddling Out” to whet our appetites in anticipating of Happy to You, the LP set to be released March 27. If this track is any indication of what is to come, ‘Underwhelming Second LP Syndrome’ (an all too common occurrence) does not seem likely with these guys, thankfully! I loved their debut and their live performance so I can’t wait to experience both again this year.
For a great article about the creation and recording of this album, check out their Soundcloud page and look at the words on the right. If you’re into the band, it’s a great read. Also, be sure to visit their website to keep up with the latest.