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Mewn Share New Single “Swell”- Ahead Of EP Release “Such As This” Due October 7th via Simonie Records

September 29, 2022
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Such As This” EP Due October 7th via Simonie Records

Manchester art-rockers Mewn share brand new single ‘Swell’, out today (September 27th), marking the final reveal from the band’s ‘Such As This’ EP, set for release October 7th via Simonie Records.

The follow-up to lead singles ‘Two Days’ and ‘There Is No Substitute’, ‘Swell’ showcases the emerging quintet’s unique ability for composing beautifully textured indie rock to perfection, having already attracted plaudits from several key indie press champions (NME, DIY, So Young, The New Cue, Rough Trade), and multiple spins across the BBC 6 Music airwaves (Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Stuart Maconie), not to mention helping them land a prestigious support slot alongside US giants The National in Manchester this summer.

Taking inspiration from musical touchstones such as Timber Timbre, Big Thief, Nick Cave and Radiohead, the band’s supremely grand and multifaceted approach to both their songwriting and musicianship certainly sets them apart from many of their contemporaries; with a series of festivals ticked off over the summer months (Manchester Psych Fest, Blue Dot) and more lined up this autumn, the spotlight is sure to grow even bigger.

Speaking of their single release, frontman Daniel Bluer stated: “It’s about control and lack of it, hurtling around without the ability to change the direction. I sometimes feel like I’ve blinked and so much has transpired without much conscious decision making. Swell is a reflection on how this makes me feel”

Simonie Records · Mewn – Swell

That tone you are introduced to from the first note grabs your full attention. Sliding guitar rhythms and the jaunty piano keys join and contribute to the lasting effect of the atmosphere which instantly exudes these complex yet immersive attributes. As the landscape grows the delicate vocal notes glide through the structure with this affectionate pull.

One of the most melodic creations that utterly consume the audience. Rich in tonality, sweet drum shuffles, and this distinct lyrical magnetism. Mewn delivers this intoxicating composition with countless addictive qualities.

Mewn’s ‘Swell’ is out now via Simonie Records and available on all digital platforms.

Mewn are Daniel Bluer (guitar, vocals), Rachel Bell (guitar, backing vocals), Matthew Protz (keys), Daniel Cowman (drums), Tom Allen (bass)

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