Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
You may not know it, but two-thirds of Miike Snow are responsible for some of the biggest pop hits around. Producers Bloodshy & Avant (a.ka. Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg) have worked with everyone from Britney Spears and Madonna to Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue. In Miike Snow they team up with singer Andrew Wyatt to make irresistible pop music that’s slightly less radio-friendly but just as catchy. The songs on their eponymous debut and the 2012 follow-up, Happy to You, are irresistible lighthearted pop gems with undeniable hooks and playful percussion. The band knows how to craft a song, so the tracks skillfully avoid sickly sweetness.