Miike Snow who officially formed in 2007 and later made a spash (in a big way) in 2009 with their self titled debut album "Miike Snow" - which in my books, is the #1 break-out album of the year.
This Sweedish band finds its beginning in the duo of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg who as producers and songwriters garnered some major success under the monikor "Bloodshy & Avant" working with artists such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Kelis and even won a fucking Grammy for Best dance recording for the track "Toxic" by Britney Spears (who the fuck knew)
Their blend of pop and widely acceptable sonic accompaniment has Miike Snow (by this bloggers opinion) capturing a juicy mouthful of the crowd craving more MGMT - only time will tell I guess.
They started their first UK headline tour this month (January) 2010 and look to be coming through North America later this year.
Go see them when you can. To our loyal readers in:
Toronto - Pheonix Theatre - April 3rd, 2010
Montreal - Club Soda - April 2nd, 2010
New York - Webster Hall (Sold Out) - March 27th, 2010 New York - Bowery Ballroom - March 28th, 2010
I purposely left Crookers out of this little post because well, who doesn't know a fair bit about Crookers?
Italian sensation? We all remember that Kid Cudi remix right? - They are around and well and should be doing more soon. See? - easy speasey.