Demos Dish: Miike Snow
The Alternate Side's been playing Miike Snow for over a year, but Demos is happy that the Swedish/American trio is finally getting the mainstream attention they deserve.
Swedish band Miike Snow formed in 2007. The band consists of Andrew Wyatt, and the producing team of Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, also known as Bloodshy & Avant. The Alternate Side jumped on Miike Snow's music over a year ago and now they're catching the attention of TV shows, celebs, and more musicians. According to MTV news, Miike Snow is a favorite of Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Perez Hilton, and others. They're a new name to many, but they've been famous for a while now in some circles and they've been pals even longer.
Any chance you are still in touch with your childhood bff? Maybe you both could have been sensations like Miike Snow! Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg were childhood friends who spent time playing in bands and working on various projects in studios throughout Gothenburg, Sweden. After working on many projects separately Karlsson & Winnberg reunited in 2000 collaborating under the moniker Bloodshy & Avant. They have worked with artists such as Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Kelis and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for Britney Spears' "Toxic."
Miike Snow is a real person: the name is said to have come from one of their friends named Mike Snow with the spelling of "Miike" inspired by the Japanese film director Takashi Miike.
Miike Snow have remixed many tracks by Passion Pit, Peter Björn and John, Kings of Leon, Coco Sumner and Vampire Weekend. Their own music has been remixed by Mark Ronson, Crookers, Peter Björn and John, Treasure Fingers, Tiga, Caspa, Style of Eye, Emalkay, Fake Blood, Benny Blanco, Savage Skulls, Netsky and DJ Mehdi amongst others.
Miike Snow will continue to tour throughout the summer, including stops at Sasquatch! and Bonnaroo, and hope to record a new album by the end of 2010. They'll be back in New York in October playing Terminal 5.
Miike Snow Tour Dates
May 20 2010 8:00P Electric Beats Festival Cologne
May 21 2010 8:00P The Forum London
May 29 2010 8:00P Sasquatch! George, Washington
Jun 1 2010 8:00P The Glasshouse pomona, California
Jun 2 2010 8:00P The Music Box Los Angeles, California
Jun 4 2010 8:00P Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach
Jun 5 2010 8:00P The Clubhouse Tempe
Jun 7 2010 8:00P Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Jun 8 2010 8:00P Antone’s Austin, Texas
Jun 9 2010 8:00P Republic New Orleans, LA, Louisiana
Jun 10 2010 8:00P Bonnaroo Manchester, Tennessee
Aug 11 2010 12:00P OYA Festival Oslo
Oct 6 2010 8:00P Terminal 5 New York, New Y