Category Archives: English

Live: Max Watt’s

Melbourne, VIC, Australia (September 12, 2017) Leading up to the show tonight, there was something that just didn’t sit right with me. Against all odds we managed to give Mew a warm enough reception the first time around to warrant a second tour of Australia, but the feeling wasn’t like last time. And that is…

Live: Manning Bar

Sydney, NSW, Australia (September 11, 2017) It’s 9:30pm on a Monday night. The Manning Bar, a long-serving venue in the midst of Sydney University, has a small gathering of people milling about its general vicinity. The crowd barrier has been removed, leaving attendees taking up the space left by its absence. Sun Kil Moon’s Common…

Live: The Triffid

Brisbane, QLD, Australia (September 10, 2017) It is the kind of anxiety that feels heavy, like a coat that’s too big and scratchy when the air is suddenly very hot. I’m late for doors and slip inside the venue after riding in the car with my brother from my apartment in Red Hill. It is…

Live: El Rey Theatre

Los Angeles, CA, USA (August 26, 2017) I like to believe that I live my life as unapologetically honest as possible. As I write this review, I find it hard to wrap my head around a beginning; so I guess we can just start off with when I saw Mew two years ago in Los…

Live: Bluebird Theater

Denver, CO, USA (August 15, 2017) Mew is something more than a favorite band to me. Mew was the soundtrack during some of my most influential, chaotic, and life changing years. I listen to Mew and I feel nostalgic, happy, and sad all at once. I have more Mew plays in Apple Music then any…

Live: Park West

Chicago, IL, USA (August 12, 2017) I was waiting for the wrong train. We were already running late, in an unfamiliar city, unfamiliar means of transportation helping even less; this Florida girl could not imagine living in Chicago and having to rely on a train to take her to her destinations. “How do people do…

Live: Magic Stick

Detroit, MI, USA (August 11, 2017) For me, Mew shows coincide with significant turning points in my life. Their 2009 show in Brooklyn aligned with a tumultuous family falling out. In 2015, I saw them in D.C. shortly after beginning a Master’s program. This July, I moved 7 hours from home to Detroit, a new…

Live: The Foundry at The Fillmore

Philadelphia, PA, USA (August 7, 2017) Hello, my name is Lydia and I am a very anxious Frenger. I was fortunate to see my favorite band Mew perform at the Fillmore in Philadelphia on 8/7/17. It was an amazing and moving experience that I hope to remember forever! Mew is my favorite band so getting…

Live: The Bowery Ballroom

New York City, NY, USA (August 3, 2017) When I try to explain Mew to friends and family, I never can quite capture what they are – who they are, in proper words. As I recently commented on one of Mew’s photos on Instagram, I said that they are a sound all their own, and…