New MEWN on Monday: Mancunian melancholy meets Berlin-era Bowie

MANCHESTER five-piece MEWN prepare for next month’s EP with the release of the hypnotic, atmospheric, slow-burner ‘Ask Me Now,’ which clocks in at just over a mighty, magnificent, seven minutes.

“I’m floating above the chaos, living on a cloud, watching it all happen, attempting not to explode,” said lead singer, Daniel Bluer.

“We wanted to combine the class and pop leanings of American acts like Big Thief and Father John Misty, with the long form experimentation of the current UK, post-punk-rock scene.”

With a mix of the complex concepts of ‘Black Country New Road,’ and northern soap opera romance of ‘Pulp,’ spliced together with an admiration of folk-chamber pop, Mewn’s mission to make a high art of melody has re-emerged following their previous, acclaimed independent releases.

Joining Bluer in the band, are Rachel Bell (guitar/backing vocals), Matthew Protz (keys), Daniel Cowman (drums) and Tom Allen (bass).

Recorded at Stockport’s ‘Eve Studios,’ all four tracks from April’s ‘Ask Me Now’ EP’s were produced by Joel Patchett, a co-architect of releases by ‘Orielles,’ and ‘King Krule.’ Connect with MEWN:

(Photo (c) Marieke Macklon)

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