Miike Snow and Charles Bradley Come to Radio City Next Wednesday

September 23rd, 2016

More than a decade ago, Swedish writer-producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg began to gain fame as Bloodshy & Avant, working with the pop queens like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue, and winning a Grammy along the way for Britney Spears“Toxic.” But sometimes it’s more fun to make your own music, and so the childhood friends joined with another writer-producer, the New York City–based Andrew Wyatt, to form their own electro-pop band, Miike Snow. Their third full-length, the aptly titled iii (stream it below), came out this past March. The album’s “foundation rests on ebullient, instantly hummable melodies and, like most pop albums, the songs hinge on Karlsson and Winnberg’s mastery of cathartic swells that would make a festival crowed go bonkers,” according to Entertainment Weekly. And, per AllMusic, “This mix of genres at work makes for an exciting listen, another addictive affair of dark melody and bold beats from a trio that excels in intelligent, deftly produced pop art.” Find out for yourself how it all sounds live when Miike Snow (above, doing “Genghis Khan” for KCRW FM) play Radio City Music Hall next Wednesday. And as an added bonus, Charles Bradley—whose most recent LP, Changes (stream it below), has rightfully earned him comparisons to James Brown and Wilson Pickett—opens the show.