Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 2000s


Having studied the symphonic sweep of the Verve and the grand vision of Radiohead’s early work, the Danish quartet Mew came together as a band completely by accident. Shortly after four students, Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), Johan Wohlert (bass), and Silas Graae (drums), were assigned to work together on a movie that focused on the destruction of nature, a common love of music was discovered. Not even the members’ musical inexperience could get in their way as they moved directly into writing their own compositions. Feeling the chance was slim that a Danish record label would sign them, the quartet took matters into their own hands and formed their own indie label, Evil Office. Before long, Mew was causing a regional buzz, as they appeared at the famed Roskilde Festival and opened for several renowned bands passing through Denmark. The members’ student background did not completely go to waste, with the band using films throughout their...

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