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Mew is a Danish alternative
music band consisting of
Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, and
Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen.
Bassist Johan Wohlert was
also a founding member of the
band, but left in 2006. Whilst
their music may be classified
as indie and on occasion (like
on And the Glass Handed
Kites) progressive rock, they
sometimes humorously refer to
it themselves as "pretentious
art rock". The band's guitarist
Bo Madsen refers to the band
as "the world's only indie
stadium band".
Formed in 1994 in Hellerup, an upper-class suburb of Copenhagen, they had a profound impact on the Danish indie
scene, emerging alongside the likes of Carpark North, Swan Lee and Saybia, amongst others, in 2003. At the 2003 Danish
Music Critics Award Show, Mew won the awards for "Album of the Year" and "Band of the Year".

Their first major commercial success came with Frengers, released in 2003, described as "a work of quiet brilliance, aiming for
the epic without straying into the bombastic, offering cerebral arrangements while keeping things accessible."[2] The album was
well received. After a European tour supporting R.E.M. they began to attract wider attention. Their next album And the Glass
Handed Kites was released in Denmark on 19 September 2005, in the United Kingdom and rest of Europe on 26 September, and in
the United States on 25 July 2006. The album received critical acclaim, with Mew described as making "dreamy thunderstorm
pop".[3] They were MTV Asia "Buzz-Worthy" as of January, 2006, and at the DMA06 (Danish Music Awards) they took home 4