Mew

MewIt’s alright, everyone. Mew are back. It’s been four years since they released their last album ‘And The Glass Handed Kites’, time they have possibly spent mainly thinking up the title to their fifth album, an eight line stanza which I am going to abbreviate to ‘No More Stories’. The first two tracks from the album were released as part of the ‘No More Stories’ EP last month, and have got us very excited to hear them in the context of a full album. ‘Introducing Palace Players’ kicks things off with off-kilter guitar, jerky beats and some keyboard that sounds like it was left there by mistake, before Jonas Bjerre’s disarmingly pop voice comes in and pulls everything together. ‘Repeaterbeater’ takes things up a notch and, while not hitting the rock heights of older songs like ‘She Spider’ or ‘Apocalypso’, it has one of those all-enveloping choruses that Mew do so well. You can hear both tracks on the band’s MySpace page now and, if you’re very lucky, you can hear more from them at their sold out ICA show in London tonight.

www.myspace.com/mew

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