Danish noisemeisters Mew announce a welcome return following a somewhat extended hiatus with news of a brand new album ‘+ -‘ (pronounced plus minus) on 27th April 2015.
Mew continue their penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous outing in 2009, ‘No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away’ revelled in ambition.
‘+ -‘, all skewed pop sensibility coupled with an ever expansive musical backdrop denotes the extremities of the band’s creative DNA and shows once more a band treading their own unique path.
Mew will also be undertaking live duties in May, including a show at London’s Roundhouse. The band’s website will host a fan pre-sale for tickets on 21st January – www.mewsite.com, after which tickets will go on general sale at 9.00am on 23rd January.
15.05.15 BRUSSELS Botanique
17.05.15 GLASGOW ABC
19.05.15 MANCHESTER HMV Ritz
20.05.15 LONDON Roundhouse
22.05.15 PARIS Fleche D’Or
23.05.15 AMSTERDAM Melkweg
25.05.15 BERLIN Lido
Recorded in Copenhagen, produced by Michael Beinhorn and Mew with mixing duties undertaken by Rich Costey , ‘+ -‘ also features an appearance from Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack on ‘My Complications’ – a song he co-wrote which came to fruition having met Mew on a US tour some years ago.
Available through Play It Again Sam, ‘+ -‘ is released as a 10 track CD, deluxe double CD, a double vinyl album and digitally through all normal outlets.
The full track listing for ‘+ -‘
The Night Believer
Clinging To A Bad Dream
Interview The Girls
Cross The River On Your Own