Mew announce May Tour 2017

Mew announce May Tour 2017

Mew Announce new album Visuals on 28th April 2017

through Play It Again Sam


– Share new track Carry Me To Safety
– European live dates announcement

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Mew are pleased to unveil news of their upcoming (seventh) album Visuals on 28th April 2017 through Play It Again Sam alongside details of a European run of live dates in May.

 

Unlike previous albums, Visuals arrives fairly quickly on the back of 2015’s ‘+ -‘ album and came to fruition as front-man Jonas Bjerre explains; “the live shows around that album saw us hit a creative peak, writing tracks on-the-road and the spark was lit. Breaking the normal cycle felt right and we wanted to make an album spontaneously retaining the energy we’d generated on that world tour, rather than wait the normal three or four years.”

 

Recorded and self-produced in Copenhagen, Visuals was completed in under a year and sees Mew at their most concise, each song representing its own little chapter and narrative. The first taste of the album comes in the shape of the mesmerising intricacies of the album’s finale Carry Me To Safety.

 

Meanwhile, the slow-build euphoria of album opener, Nothingness And No Regrets, and expansive 80’s-style pop of The Wake Of Your Life countered by the discordant stomp of the intriguingly titled Candy Pieces All Smeared Out and blissful glide of In A Better Place, compete across eleven tracks that convey an irrepressible ebullience of a band on their debut album. Many of the newer tracks evolved in light of what was happening globally. “It was pretty dark last year on many levels, so lyrically that definitely came into play, it’s an important reminder to treasure the here and now,” says Bjerre. Visuals feels like the culmination for one of rock’s most ambitious and inventive groups.

 

Twenty years into their career, Visuals is the distinctive sound of Mew seizing the moment…

 

Mew embark a short run of European shows in May, pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 09.00am on 25th January, and general sale starts at 09:00am on 27th January. The full list of dates is below.

 

Visuals will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally through Play It Again Sam and is available to pre-order here: http://found.ee/mewstore


 

 

May 2017

17  Paradiso  – Amsterdam, Netherlands

19  Point Ephemere – Paris, France

20  Trix – Antwerp, Belgium

21  Trinity – Bristol, UK

22  O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK

23  Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK

25  Luxor – Köln, Germany

26  Knust – Hamburg, Germany

27  Immergut Festival – Neutrelitz, Germany


 

 

Visuals

 

Nothingness and No Regrets

The Wake Of Your Life

Candy Pieces All Smeared Out

In A Better Place

Ay Ay Ay

Learn Our Crystals

Twist Quest

Shoulders

Videos

Zanzibar

Carry Me To Safety

 

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