When producers-turned-band-mates, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, and Andrew Wyatt aren’t busy churning out your favorite artists’ next hits, they come together as Miike Snow, to bring you their Swedish-American brand of springy, psychedelic indie pop.
What began as an idea, as an experiment, is now a full-fledged band, three albums deep into a career. Over the past eight years, their innovative sensibility has left a lingering impact on the state of music and shifted the way other artists approach pop music. It’s also an example of what can happen when three very different artists come together on one platform with no expectations and a lot of trust. In some ways, “iii” is both a return to form and an expansion of what has come before. “It feels like we did a little excursion on album two and now we’re back where we were on album one,” Winnberg says. “It’s the original Miike Snow sound, but taken to the next level.”