What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

Mewn are a Manchester based four piece, synthesiser driven alternative rock band. Formed by three friends on a murky night on the Brecon Beacons and poured over in a decrepit Manchester mill ever since.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

‘No Country’ is our first official release. It was mostly recorded at Fresh Goods in Birkenhead, with some bits added below Night and Day in Manchester. It is a DIY affair, self produced and mastered by myself but I think it sums up the artistic place we were in at the time well.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

To pick out a few artists from the vast array that connect the four of us: Timber Timbre, early Arcade Fire, Brian Eno, Angel Olsen, Kanye West, Philip Glass, Death Grips, Nina Simone. For something outside of music I remember frantically working on the production after watching Robert Eggers ‘The Lighthouse’.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

To describe your own sound is no easy task and we would all agree that this one single does not completely encapsulate the sound of Mewn. In general I think we try to mix unveiled emotion with sounds you could probably describe as ethereal. We don’t seem to fit into any scene we have yet come across, which is not a bad thing and I imagine a great number of artists feel this way.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

I can only really speak for myself here and tell you what comes to mind at this moment:

Albums- The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground and Nico, Kanye West – Late Registration, Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde

Films- There will be blood, The Lighthouse, Moonlight

Books- East of Eden, The Brothers Karamazov, The Catcher in the Rye

Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

I find live performances at their best are a cathartic experience unlike any other and whilst there can certainly be an excitement in the studio, the best moment of that process tends to be listening to the finished track.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

Going to pass on this question if that’s ok.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

We are certainly not the first band to mix electronics with rock or indie but we strive to make the sum of our parts distinctive by attempting to blend the influences we listed above. I would say that although we are proud of this track, the music we have gone on to write subsequently is most likely a step up in this regard so keep your ears out for our next release.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

Future plans are not as straight forwards as they once were as we are all aware. However, as soon as we are permitted to, we will begin work on recording our upcoming EP, much of which is already written. We are climbing the walls to get back to work but recognise there are much more significant issues at hand right now.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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