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Mew announce new album, tour dates

By | Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017


Mew have announced a new album, which is always exciting. ‘Visuals’ is due out on 28 Apr, and comes relatively quickly (for Mew) after their last album, 2015’s ‘+-‘.

“The live shows around [‘+-‘] saw us hit a creative peak, writing tracks on-the-road and the spark was lit”, says frontman Jonas Bjerre. “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”.

He adds that lyrically the album is influenced by what is happening in global politics, saying: “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”.

You can listen to lead single ‘Carry Me To Safety’ here:

You’ll be able to catch the band live in May too, which you definitely should. Here are their UK dates:

21 May: Bristol, Trinity
22 May: Manchester, Ritz
23 May: London, Shepherds Bush Empire