It’s starting to feel like a Scandi take over with the Scandinavian Film Festival opening Thursday and Danish experimental prog architects Mew announcing their first ever trip to Perth, playing Capitol on Wednesday, September 13, supported by Closure in Moscow.
A much celebrated and loved rock outfit with a career spanning more than 20 years across seven acclaimed studio albums, with fans the world over, they have only graced Australia’s shores once before.
Recorded and self-produced in Copenhagen, Mew’s latest album and the reason for this new tour, Visuals was completed in under a year and sees Mew at their most concise, each song representing its own little chapter and narrative. Twenty years into their career, Visuals is the distinctive sound of Mew seizing the moment.
Formed as a quartet in late 1994 and following their debut A Triumph for Man in 1997, they quickly established cult status. Their commercial break-through came in 2003 with the release of Frengers – showcasing their unique and quirky approach to crafting classic pop melodies. The record saw them tour with R.E.M. before continuing with 2005’s And The Glass Handed Kites. Their 2009 opus No More Stories… continued their ever expansive musical backdrop. Their record +- saw them reach the heights of indie-rock stardom, headlining London’s Roundhouse and performing at festivals like Roskilde, Pukkelpop and Summer Sonic and one of the band’s biggest fans, Kiwi songstress Kimbra, brought further buzz to the band when she featured on tracks The Night Believer and Water Slides.
Visuals is out now. Mew play Capitol, Perth on Wednesday, September 13, supported by Closure in Moscow.