Having already written one of the most famous and annoying singles of the 21st Century ('Toxic' by Britney Spears in case you're wondering), it seemed that the writers and producers who make up Miike Snow were already doing quite nicely, with Andrew producing for Daniel Merriweather alongside Mark Ronson, and Pontus and Christian moonlighting as "Bloodshy and Avant", writers who've worked with Madonna. Now they've decided to take centre stage themselves with an electro-pop venture named after a Japanese film director. They had already met in 2000 when writing another artist's album; they kept in touch until forming Miike Snow in 2007 in Stockholm, the hometown of Christian and Pontus. It was here that they recorded their debut album, 'Miike Snow', which was released on Downtown Records, the label who are also championing projects like Major Lazer and Amanda Blank. The single from this album, 'Animal', has gained rapid support; Radio 1 djs have been playing them frequently since the single was released February 2009, their fanbase growing massively ever since. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt reckons they sound like "fragmented pop music", their bouncy hooks and melodys the type that get stuck in your head for hours. You can tell you’re dealing with the experts when it comes to this one.
Pontus Winnberg, Christian Karlsson, Andrew Wyatt