Mew – Frengers

Handsome pop debut from Danish band

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Mew are an unlikely pleasure?with their sweeping falsetto vocals and billowing melodrama, they’ve been described as an “indie A-Ha”. Yet for those who don’t believe they have a sweet enough tooth to endure such a thing, think again. Tracks like “Behind The Drapes”, a moonlit, desolate affair, hints at unsuspected angles and depths, while the appearance of Stina Nordenstam on “Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years” is an indicator of the oddness/intimacy dichotomy here, an uneasy twilight zone which Mew occupy, and which is summed up in their definition of Frengers: “not quite friends but not quite strangers”.

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