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Mysterious dark-pop enigmas Miike Snow will release a new single ‘Black & Blue’ through Columbia Records on October 19th. Continuing where their massively acclaimed debut single ‘Animal’ left off, Miike Snow will continue to surprise people as they re-twist and re-interpret the formula for widescreen and emotive 21st century pop music as we know it. Their long awaited eponymous debut album gets a full UK release on October 26th and is already being noted as one of this year’s must have discoveries.
Having been embraced early on and adopted across the blogosphere, Miike Snow were quickly been adopted by more traditional mainstream channels. Championed by the likes of Radio1 with support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Jo Whiley & Pete Tong, NME and across the dancefloor with a series of chart busting remixes. This continues with Black & Blue with new re-workings courtesy of Tiga, Caspa & Netsky alongside the much sort after remix of Animal courtesy of Mark Ronson.
Miike Snow have also proven themselves to be one of the most intense and dynamic new live acts around with triumphant performances at Latitude, iTunes festival (with Calvin Harris), Ibiza Rocks, Get Loaded In The Park, V festival & several headline UK dates (Not to mention 2 sold out US tours). They are currently confirming a full Autumn tour of the UK to be announced very shortly, watch this space for details.
Man? DJ? Robot? Miike Snow is actually a band comprised of Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, childhood friends who spent time playing in bands and working on various projects in studios throughout Gothenburg. After separate moves to Stockholm they reunited in 2000. Then In 2004, whilst working on writing a pop album for someone else, the pair met American songwriter Andrew Wyatt .The release was small, there was little distribution and an alleged large sum of money was lost in the process, but from the experience a friendship was formed, and in 2007 Miike Snow was born.
Karlsson and Winnberg's backgrounds in the DJ scene and punk bands alongside experiments in progressive electro and new rave lead to a series of writing / producing stints with some of the world’s biggest recording artists (as Bloodshy & Avant )- culminating in their Grammy win for Best Dance Recording for the song "Toxic" for Britney Spears. Wyatt has been a member in Black Beetle, Fires of Rome and The A.M as well writing and producing the new Daniel Merriweather album with Mark Ronson amongst other things
Miike Snow’s eponymous debut however is a full band collaboration, showcasing both their deft mastery of the studio, while acknowledging each members talent for songwriting, production, arrangement and performance. Here they adopt a collective consciousness far removed from the sum of the individual parts and together Miike Snow have created their own unique sound and space that will continue to evolve both in the studio & more importantly through playing live over the coming months and years.
Recorded in Stockholm in the 400 year old home used to house King Gustaf III's mistress, Miike Snow make pop music, but not as we know it, a pulsing soundtrack for lovers spurred on by hope, fear & redemption. They have created songs that lift and lull, where dark subject matter is used to create beautiful sonic illusions & stimulate euphoria. Miike Snow is a warm electronic record, rich with soul & heart that can soundtrack both dancefloor and darkness and life in between, that will make anonymity an impossibility.
Finally ready to step out of the studio, but not the shadows, Miike Snow is released on Columbia Records on 26th October
UK Dates are as follows:
Tue 21 Leeds University headline show
Fri 23 Manchester Warehouse Project (with Jack Penate, Frankmusik, Hot Chip DJ set )
Sat 24 Coventry The Copper Rooms – (with Kissy Sell out Live & DJ)
Mon 26 London Brixton Academy U18s show - Chase and Status Live, Annie Mac, Pendulum Dj set, Faithless Soundsystem
Tue 27 Lancaster Library – Headline Show (200) Get It Loud
Thu 29 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire – Headline - Free entry club show
Fri 30 Sheffield O2 Academy - Student club show
Sat 31 London Matter (with Tiga + more)