Miike Snow - Black and Blue
Miike Snow - Black and Blue

Single Review

Single title
Black and Blue
Artist
Miike Snow
Label
Columbia
Release date
19 Oct

More info

Playing Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh on 29 Oct.

Miike Snow is released via Columbia Records on 26 Oct.

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Miike Snow - Black and Blue

3/5 stars
Single review by Paul Mitchell.
Published 06 October 2009

This Swedish three piece (ok, singer Andrew Wyatt is American) have previous in that two of them (as Bloodshy and Avant) wrote and produced Britney Spear's 2004 megahit Toxic. They've also worked with Madonna, Kylie, J-Lo and so on. These collaborations have tended towards the bombastic so it is somewhat of a surprise that this track, and those that appear alongside it on their eponymously titled debut album, are comparatively serene slices of unfussy electro-pop. Singer Wyatt channels Paddy McAloon's breathy vocal style (sadly without the lyrical wit) to a plaintive keyboard riff energised by lively synth and percussion. Decent, but the inevitable plethora of remixes will likely be more interesting.