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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…

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Leuven, Belgium (July 27, 2017) Quidquid recipitur ad modum recipientis recipitur “Whatever is received into something is received according to the condition of the receiver.” It’s impossible to put anything into its true context without some knowledge of what the possible extremes feel like. Politics, football, architecture, love affairs, whatever. My opinions on those fundamental…

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Joensuu, Finland (July 14, 2017) The second oldest (since 1971) rock festival in Finland finally saw Mew performing on one of their stages, and the massive tent was packed right from the start. Funnily enough, it was fairly easy to get to the front if you just walked there ten minutes before showtime. This has…

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London, UK (May 23, 2017) Mew are a live force. At their best, the combination of jet engine dynamics, pinpoint lighting and unmistakable visuals forms an experience which fully transports the psyche to their unique world. The distinct elements of great Mew shows come together seamlessly, as if directed by a single hand. Over the…

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Bristol, UK (May 21, 2017) Mew at the Bristol Trinity Centre was a surreal experience for me. I have spent much of last night’s car journey home and this beautifully sunny morning trying to formulate a coherent train of thought as to what exactly happened. I have been following Mew’s music since I was around…

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Shanghai, China (May 14, 2017) “This is our 2nd time in Shanghai. Crazy city, amazing!” said Johan Wohlert to the audience. I was surprised because I didn’t know that they’ve been here only twice. Mew came to Japan many times from 2003 to now, so as a Japanese person, I thought China was the same.…

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 10, 2017) May 10, 2017 was the second time Mew came to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first time they came to Kuala Lumpur was for the same event, called “Urbanscapes” on October 31, 2013. It has been four years! I still remember how Frengers enthusiastically came that night. Gate opened at…

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The European tour’s Meet & Greet winners have been chosen. Thank you all for your competition entries, the winners have all been notified by email. Please check your inbox to see if you are one of the lucky winners. Have a peek at some of our winning entries!

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It’s 2017, and we still have pop music. Although the clue is in the name with Visuals, my first flirting with the record has turned my thoughts to the things that grow beyond the moving images, and beyond the sound. I think there are bits and pieces that are directly referential, most obviously in Ay…

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“Many of the highlights here reflect positivity through pumped up choruses and buoyant swirls of synths and voices. In lieu of robust guitar lines, songs are padded out with sparkling keys set to slow attack and release, and vocal harmonies of satisfying concordance”. As you pretty damn well know, Visuals was released globally today, and…