We’ve been waiting for Swedish indie-pop outfit Miike Snow to arrive in Nashville since January, and now that moment is almost here. With the release of the trio’s highly-anticipated third studio album iii earlier this year, we’ve been counting down the days until they bring their incredible bangers to Marathon Music Works on May 20.
If you’re like us and can’t get their ridiculously catchy single “Genghis Khan” out of your head, you can still grab tickets to see them for just $25. Want to see them for free instead? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader, so simply click below to read more about the show and enter for your chance to win!
Swedish indie pop trio Miike Snow have been providing infectious and innately danceable beats since 2007. Comprised of singer Andrew Wyatt and producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg (better known by their stage title Bloodshy & Avant), the influential group originally met while Karlsson and Winberg were working on material for Britney Spears. The three musical geniuses quickly formed a creative bond, and went straight to work on music that combined hooky lyrics with infectious and directly pop production.
Their experiment turned into the group’s 2009 self-titled debut album, which became a hit with the release of their lead single “Animal.” The record was championed by pop listeners who were looking for something fresh and fun but still kept plenty of substance. Over the next few years, they toured heavily while remixing tracks from dozens of artists, including Passion Pit, Kings of Leon, Peter Bjorn and John, and Vampire Weekend.
After a busy three years, the group released their followup LP Happy to You, which featured the funky and infectious single “Paddling Out.” Much like “Animal,” the single could be heard almost everywhere in 2012, from television spots to inside your local mall. Although the trio began work on their next project soon after, they didn’t released their finished third album until 2015. The highly-anticipated record, appropriately titled iii, came out last October to wide acclaim. Their lead single, “Heart is Full,” helped bring plenty of buzz to the release, but their followup track is one of the record’s true gems. Current single “Genghis Khan” keeps up Miike Snow’s reputation of creating tracks that get stuck in your head for weeks on end. It’s not often that pop music as stellar as this makes its way to Nashville, so make sure you see them tear the roof off Marathon Music Works this month.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age restrictions. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Tuesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. CST and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Miike Snow will perform Friday, May 20 at Marathon Music Works. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $25-28.