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Miike Snow is a Swedish band, who formed in 2007. The band consists of singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt, and the producing team of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodshy & Avant.

Early years

Miike Snow formed in 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden, yet Christian (Bloodshy), Pontus (Avant) and Andrew had met in 2000 when writing an album.The band have gained recent interest in Britain, due to 'urban legend' rumours that Christian (Bloodshy) is in fact the reincarnation of Grigori Rasputin.

Miike Snow

Miike Snow is Miike Snow's eponymous debut album. It was recorded in Stockholm and released early on May 12, 2009, by Downtown Records. A single for the track Animal was released February 17, 2009. Upon a UK release of the song later in the same year, the track charted in the UK Singles chart at #98. The second single is called 'Black & Blue'. Both singles have made the BBC Radio 1 Playlist B-List. The Guardian spoke highly of the band, saying Miike Snow's "coolly emotional pop suggests a-ha meets Animal Collective". Their single 'A Horse Is Not a Home' was the single of the week on the UKmarker iTunes store. In a recent interview with, lead singer Andrew Wyatt revealed their unexpected popularity, "I don't think our project was that thought out when we started. We just wanted to make music together. Three people just messing about. I don't think we anticipated the level of attention that it's getting right now. We didn't even think about touring when we started the album."The first track "Animal" was played in an episode of the American TV-series Gossip Girl during the fall of 2009.



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