NEWS: Mew announce seventh album 'Visuals' & European Tour in May

NEWS: Mew announce seventh album ‘Visuals’ & European Tour in May

Danish band Mew have unveiled 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. Watch the video for ‘Carry Me To Safety’ here.

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 the press release says it ‘sees Mew at their most concise, each song representing its own little chapter and narrative.’ 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.

Mew embark a short run of European shows in May:

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 will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally through Play It Again Sam and is available to pre-order here:


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
Carry Me To Safety

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