Pablo’s Choice, Record Of The Week, W/C 01/05/2017, Mew Visuals
2nd May 2017
Pablo’s Choice Record Of The Week come from Mew and their fantastic new album Visuals. Not only is the music great, but the ltd edition Vinyl comes with 3D art work and 3D specs……..how cool is that????!!!!
Danish art rock outfit Mew release their seventh album ‘Visuals’ through Play It Again Sam.
Unlike previous albums, ‘Visuals’ arrives fairly quickly on the back of 2015’s ‘+-’. Recorded and self produced in Copenhagen, ‘Visuals’ was completed in under a year and sees Mew at their most concise, each song representing its own little chapter and narrative.
The first taste of the album comes in the shape of the mesmerising intricacies of the album’s finale ‘Carry Me To Safety’ and the first single ‘85 Videos’, which from the outset exudes a familiar expansive backdrop, lush instrumentation coupled with rousing vocals, euphoric pop brilliance that is part of Mew’s DNA.
Twenty years into their career the band retain the irrepressible ebullience of a band working on their debut album.