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IN A BETTER PLACE
(taken from the album Visuals, out now through Play It Again Sam)

 

Visuals is as good as anything they’ve done and different in its approach. Pop writing at its finest” – 9/10, Louder Than War

“This seventh studio outing is a victory, not only within itself but also as a declaration of how strong and special Mew remains” – 8/10 Pop Matters

“Visuals spatter Mew’s art-rock sensibilities on a pop canvas”  – 4/5 Q

On the eve of their second Australian tour, Danish trio Mew are pleased to share their track, ‘In A Better Place’ – taken from their recent album Visuals, out now through Play It Again Sam.

Watch the video for ‘In A Better Place’ here

The band will return Down Under to play to their devoted Australian fanbase, affectionately known as ‘Mewstralia’.

Directed by singer, Jonas Bjerre, the visual accompaniment to the track (view via the link above) exudes the ethereal pop surrealism that pervades the song, as he cryptically explains; “This video tells the tale of the magic mountain creature and his followers, performing their ritual dance, in the ever-changing world of the pink planet.”

Bjerre, who creates the visuals for all of the band’s artwork and merchandise and has directed several Mew videos, has conceived and designed the stage production for the band’s upcoming tour dates. Based around the concept of visuals, projections and videos, along with special lighting and other effects, the backdrop sets the stage for Mew’s captivating and majestic music.

Visuals marks the band’s return to the fray following a relatively short break (for them) since 2015’s + –. Having whetted the appetite by sharing the album closer ‘Carry Me To Safety’, Mew previously unveiled (the predecessor to ‘Twist Quest’), ‘85 Videos’, inhabiting their own dream-pop landscape of pop sensibilities enveloped in swathes of ‘80s influenced synths. Indeed, 20 years into their career, Visuals sees the band retain the irrepressible ebullience of a band working on their debut album.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Sunday 10 September – The Triffid, Brisbane

Monday 11 September – Manning Bar, Sydney

Tuesday 12 September – Max Watt’s, Melbourne

Wednesday 13 September – Capitol, Perth

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