Mew, Pure Reason Revolution
Benjamin Short 24/09/2005
Repeat this mantra until it scars your subconscious: “Pure Reason Revolution are my New Favourite Band. Pure Reason Revolution are my New Favourite Band. Pure Reason Revolution are my New Favourite Band.” Their harsh, awesome music brutalises the senses in intense waves, like Polly Harvey giving frantic, passionate blowjobs to Primal Scream. When their 'Cautionary tales For The Brave' EP is released on October 3rd, your mission is to purchase it with the greatest urgency. Do not fail!
Mew, meanwhile, provide gallons of smooth, crisp post-rock that's So Good The Danes Hate To See It Leave. Flying in the face of Scandinavia 's reputation for musical crapness, they create infinite soundscapes that are simultaneously evocative and provocative. '156' and 'Am I Wry? No' from the 'Frengers' album collide beautifully with new material such as the disco infused 'Special' and 'Apocalypso', which quite frankly rocks like a bastard. Keep your ears to the ground, for this is the sound of a band at the frontier of phenomenal popularity.