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Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark (1995 – present)

Mew is an band which formed in Hellerup, Denmark in 1995. The band consists of Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen (drums). When on tour, Mew is supported by Dr. Nick Watts (Headswim) on keyboard, and Bastian Juel on bass (original bassist Johan Wohlert left in 2006, but returned to the band in 2014). The band’s music can be described as or as singer Jonas Bjerre mentioned in a recent interview: “I think that we combine pop music with something that’s much more experimental, in our own way. I don’t think I would even try and describe it. It’s difficult.”

Guitarist Bo Madsen has also classified Mew’s music as “indie stadium”.

The members of Mew started playing music together in 1995. Mew first achieved success in Denmark with their album Frengers, although their debut album, A Triumph for Man, had been met with much critical acclaim back in 1997. At the 2003 Danish Music Critics Award Show, Mew won the awards for “Album of the Year” and “Band of the Year.” Until this point Mew was relatively unknown outside of Denmark; however after a European tour supporting R.E.M. Mew began to attract wider attention. After releasing the critically-acclaimed album And the Glass Handed Kites, featuring contributions from J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr, Mew has built on their success in Denmark as well as attracting attention from the UK. In the summer of 2006, they toured as the supporting act for Bloc Party in the U.S. as well as for Kasabian in the U.S. and Canada in the fall. After these tours, they returned to Denmark to work on new material.

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  • nelisez

    Alcest, Asobi Seksu, Delays and even Sigur Ros and Kent come to mind.

    18 Oct 12:58am Reply
  • proquis

    @placebo_molko slowdive was a great influence for Mew in their early years

    22 Sep 10:17am Reply
  • placebo_molko

    NEW ALBUM READY. RELEASE INFO COMING SOON. I'm surprised to be the first one talking about it here. I guess i'm their best fan ever.

    17 Sep 5:28pm Reply
  • ShadowTheNinja

    i really hate 2015 now

    17 Sep 8:21am Reply
  • placebo_molko

    Has anyone ever found something similar to mew? Stained by blue foundation would be a good example. Anything else?

    9 Sep 8:12pm Reply
  • porucupine

    I missed these guys so freaking much ;_;

    30 Aug 1:09am Reply
  • Woodlike1

    Squeeee >___<

    22 Aug 4:56pm Reply
  • k_r_i

    Knowing this band the album will be released on 31st December 2015 at 11:59pm [4]

    21 Aug 4:33pm Reply
  • ShidaAruya

    Knowing this band the album will be released on 31st December 2015 at 11:59pm [3]

    8 Aug 1:59pm Reply
  • mannuverse

    :)

    27 Jul 4:34pm Reply
  • KatiesConscious

    Knowing this band the album will be released on 31st December 2015 at 11:59pm [2]

    23 Jul 1:28am Reply
  • hayzozo

    v this lol

    17 Jul 6:17pm Reply
  • Makhiam

    Knowing this band the album will be released on 31st December 2015 at 11:59pm

    16 Jul 3:19pm Reply
  • SmicTaguer

    Johan back, ah... 2015 though?? noOooOOoooO

    10 Jul 3:11pm Reply
  • FerAnchus

    WHAT IF I DIE THIS YEAR AND I DON'T GET TO LISTEN TO THE NEW ALBUM?!? :'(

    6 Jul 10:20pm Reply
  • nueyl

    2015????!!!!! fuckk give us the new album now

    5 Jul 7:36am Reply
  • zookeepersboy24

    If they don't release something like a double album, we riot!

    27 Jun 9:05pm Reply
  • ShadowTheNinja

    soon after announcing Johan's comeback, they also announce that the new album would be available on 2015. gee, Mew sure is evil.

    25 Jun 10:09pm Reply
  • zookeepersboy24

    Welcome back, Captain Woolheart!!!! :)

    18 Jun 12:47pm Reply
  • k_r_i

    Welcome back, Johan! [2]

    18 Jun 11:12am Reply
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