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WIN / Tickets to see Mew in May in Manchester -OR- London

 
By on Monday, 24th April 2017 at 11:00 am
 

Danish indie favourites Mew have going for an incredible 2 decades. Twenty years! They have a brand new album out on Friday on PIAS, ‘Visuals’, which they’re previewing with the hauntingly beautiful track ‘Carry Me to Safety’, streaming just below this paragraph. If you’re a Mew die-hard – and probably too even if you’re a fair weather fan of theirs – you know they don’t tour all that often, and so the fact that they’ve got three shows in England next month to support the record is good news. Even better news? We’ve got a pair each to the Manchester and London stops on their gig calendar, and we want to give them to two lucky readers. How do you win them? Glad you asked…

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You’ll need to fill out the contest form below completely. We need to know your name, email address and which show you want to win tickets for, Manchester or London. Then answer this question correctly: what is the name of Mew’s lead singer? To be eligible for this contest, you’ll also need to be following us @tgtf on Twitter, so please provide your own Twitter handle too. As we’re expecting a lot of entries to this contest, you can increase your chances of winning by reTweeting a Tweet that will be coming out on our Twitter tomorrow, Tuesday 25 April. It will have the hashtag #TGTFwinMew and reTweeting that Tweet will count as an additional entry.

Be sure to enter before the contest closes on Thursday, the 27th of April, at noon BST. These tickets will be at will call, so therefore are nontransferrable. I’ll select a winner at random for each show out of all the correct entries received. Good luck to all! If you’d rather buy tickets to one of the three shows Mew will be performing in England, the shows are all listed below.

Sunday 21st May 2017 – Bristol Trinity
Monday 22nd May 2017 – Manchester Ritz
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 – London Shepherds Bush Empire

This contest is now closed.

 

Video of the Moment #1896: Mew

 
By on Sunday, 23rd August 2015 at 10:00 am
 

Back in June, Mew showed off this music video for ‘The Night Believer’ starring some of their most devoted fans. Two months later, we now have an official promo video for the song from their latest album ‘+-‘, released back in the spring, and it’s got a different kind of whimsy than the earlier video, thanks to the animation and art talents of Will Hodge and Lianne Pierce. I think it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning, wherever you are. Watch the promo below.

If you’re looking for a more ‘human’ experience with Mew, watch this video we featured last month in which the group perform the track ‘Witness’ with their dancing fans in the midst of Copenhagen’s Republique Theatre. For all things Mew on TGTF, head here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWDKUFL7seE[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Mew perform ‘Witness’ around dancing fans in a club in Copenhagen

 
By on Thursday, 16th July 2015 at 4:00 pm
 

There’s been such a fuss following Danish band Mew everywhere this year and with good reason: ‘+-‘, their first album in 6 years, came out in April, much to the delight of their devoted fans. It never occurred to me that Mew were a headbanging-inducing type rock band until I saw this new video they’ve released, filmed during a fans-only show they did at Copenhagen Republique Theatre around the time of the release of the new LP. It’s dark and dingy and more ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ than you remember them, eh? Watch the performance in its sweaty glory below.

Want to read all things Mew on TGTF? Right this way.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0qjL6Jh-8o[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1825: Mew

 
By on Monday, 15th June 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Danes Mew have a new video out for ‘The Night Believer’, featuring on their highly acclaimed album ‘+-‘, released in April and their first in 6 years. For this unique video, the band turned to the power of the internet, asking for their many fans to videotape themselves miming to the song, then taking clips from the footage they received and placing them with clips of themselves in a futuristic backdrop – with fruit? – imagined by director William Reynish. If you get motion sickness, there’s a lot of flickering of screens and shots in this video, so you’ve been warned. Watch it below.

Past coverage of Mew on TGTF is this way.

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Mew / May 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 8:00 am
 

Danish art rock band Mew have announced details of a forthcoming new album and a European tour for this May, including three live dates in the UK. The album, titled ‘+-‘ (read “plus, minus”) is due for release via PIAS on the 27th of April. Below the tour date listing, you can stream the album’s first single ‘Satellites’. Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 23rd of January, at 9 AM.

Previous TGTF coverage of Mew can be found here.

Sunday 17th May 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – London Roundhouse

 

Preview: Truck Festival 2010

 
By on Monday, 19th April 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

If you’re an Oxfordshire native, or if you just can’t handle the massive crowds at the larger festivals, then from July 23rd to 25th, I’d recommend heading down to Hill Farm, Steventon, for the 13th Annual Truck Festival. Drawing around 5,000 punters each year, the festival gets its name from the flat-bed trailer they use as the main stage, and has a total of six stages, offering everything from Americana to post-rock to electronica. The Barn Stage hosts buzz bands during the day and on Saturday night hosts the Cow-shed Rave. You’ll find acoustic and country artists at the Market Stage, and for those who want to get their groove on, there’s The Beat Hive, a 20m diameter geodesic dome. If you’re looking for the next big thing, then check out the Village Pub, where BBC Oxford Introducing will be showcasing some of the best unsigned bands around. And if you need a break from all those stages have to offer, then you can head over to Boxford Tune Diversity and listen to “DJ sets at peak times and laid back electronica and deep sub dub when your head and feet need a rest.”

The festival is small and independent and raises a lot of money for charity (over £50,000 last year alone). Organizers Robin and Joe Bennett pride themselves on having “a genuinely DIY attitude and a talent for spotting the next big thing.” Bands are still being announced, but the lineup looks good so far, with bands like Los Campesinos!, Mew, Good Shoes, Future of the Left and Stornoway making appearances.

Truck Thirteen tickets are on sale now, both online and through local outlets. See their tickets page for more details.??Ticket Prices are as follows: Adult (18+) – £80, Teen (13-17) – £60, Minors (0-12) – Free. Children ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking costs an additional £8 for cars (£15 on the day), and camper vans cost £20. Weekend tickets include access to the festival from 9am Saturday, and include 2 nights camping (Saturday & Sunday). Friday night tickets (£15 adv/£20 on the day) give you access to the festival from 4pm Friday.

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