Ahead of their upcoming show with our good friends Deco Records at The Railway Inn, West Didsbury this friday, i spoke to Mewn on MIMR, who are ready and raring to show people what they’re all about!
MIMR: Brilliant to have new band on MIMR, welcome Mewn. Tell everyone who you are and how best would you describe your sound?
Mewn: We are a band based in Manchester with four current members, we have been together for almost two years but focused on developing a sound rather than playing shows. It is quite difficult to describe your own music but we probably fall under the general umbrella of alternative rock often with a prominent synthesizer backdrop.
MIMR: Which bands around past or present have the biggest influence on your music?
Mewn: Not too sure of the extent to which they have found their way into our sound but whilst in this band we have listened a lot to timber timbre, bob dylan, the pixies, radiohead, early arcade fire, neutral milk hotel, the velvet underground and kanye west to name a very small sample that come to mind.
MIMR: What’s the plans for the band for the rest of the year?
Mewn: We have a double a side single that should be mastered by the end of the week (hopefully out in time for the gig but not sure). Looking to start gigging regularly now that we have done some recordings and carved out a bit of a sound. Also hoping to start recording an EP over the summer and in the meantime expand the group, most importantly with a bassist. We’re also putting on our own gig at the Peer Hat on the 2nd of August with some other local bands under the banner of Atrocity Exhibition.
MIMR: Festival season is in full flow, what would be your essential items you would take with you to a festival?
Mewn: A big flag for finding the tent, some beroccas and sev with peas.
MIMR: Thank you for taking the time out to chat to us, will see you at Deco Records gig very soon, how can people follow you on social media?
Mewn: That’s quite alright. We have a facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/mewnband/
and an instagram with just myself following it-
but after we release some music we will be on bandcamp, soundcloud, youtube etc.