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2 years, 1 month and 11 days; the wait is over…new music from Miike Snow @miikesnow

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Miike Snow is Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt; an indie-electronic band from Sweden and the US, and one of my personal favourites. The band released their self-titled debut album in October 2009, which includes such internationally- acclaimed tracks as the infectious ‘Animal’ (for which I am yet to find an antidote) and the sublime ‘Burial’ (still, one of the most stunning music videos I’ve ever seen.) The album in its entirety is a masterpiece of electro-pop; see ‘Cult Logic’ and ‘Plastic Jungle’ for proof of such a grand statement. I watched the band perform live for the first time at V Festival 2009 and was transfixed by their stage presence and the musical and technical creativity that emanates from each member. Like their avatar; the mythical Jackalope (half rabbit/half antelope), Miike Snow are somewhat shy and elusive in temperament, yet remain effortlessly cool.

Last week, the band announced that after 2 years, 1 month and 11 days, their second album was complete:

The videos are being shot.  The artwork is being finished.  The tour dates are being planned.

A taste of what was to come was provided this week  in the form of new track, ‘Devil’s Work’, with accompanying video by Andreas Nillson. Heavier drums take prominence over keys on this track, but the band’s original aim when they formed, to:

 …merge the sound of a live thing — piano and drums — with something that is very programmed and old.

is still clearly very much at the forefront of their sound. Andrew Wyatt’s captivating and unique vocals are definitely one of Miike Snow ‘s unique selling points and sell they shall, in abundance if there is any justice in this business which they call music. Miike Snow ‘s as yet untitled second album is set for release in early 2012 with a new single in January. I’ll be first in the virtual line for this much anticipated body of work and wonder.

www.miikesnow.co.uk

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂

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Written by shelleyhanveywriter

December 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm

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