Danish alt.rock collective Mew on the power of blending art and music
Mew have been dazzling music fans of varying genres since 1995, and now they’re releasing album number seven. They discuss their love of storytelling and progressive rock
If you walk down to the waterfront at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, you’ll find a statue of a mermaid perched upon a rock, gazing longingly towards the shore. The bronze Little Mermaid sculpture, created in 1913, is a much-loved tribute to one of Denmark’s most celebrated sons, Hans Christian Anderson, the author whose fairy tales are so deeply ingrained in all of our childhood memories. They cross generations and national boundaries to form a shared point of wonder and magic, with a strange and sometimes scary heart to them.