Mew, hailing from Copenhagen, had their first major commercial success with their third album, "Frengers." A reviewer stated the set was "aiming for the epic without straying into the bombastic."
At the '03 Danish Music Critics Award Show, Mew won Album of the Year (for "Frengers") and Band of the Year honors. Then they went on a European tour supporting R.E.M.
Mew's next album, '05's "And The Glass Handed Kites" also received critical acclaim. Mew performed at the '06 Danish Music Awards (DMA06) where they were received the trophies for Danish Album of the Year, Danish Rock Album of the Year and Danish Band of the Year.
Just a month later, bassist Johan Wohlert left to spend more time with his future wife, Pernille Rosendahl, who was pregnant with their son, Tristan.
Mew's fifth album "No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away/No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away," which topped the U.S. Heatseeker chart, led to an opening slot supporting Nine Inch Nails in the U.S. and Europe.
Mew Then released their first compilation album, "Eggs Are Funny," with one new song, "Do You Love It?"
Wohlert returned in '14 to contribute to "+ -," containing the single "Satellites." Like "No More Stories...," the album went to #1 on the Danish album chart.
But just a few months following the release of "+ -", guitarist Bo Madsen parted company with the band.
"After 20 years playing together in Mew, the band and Bo Madsen have decided to part ways for the time being," read a band statement.
1997 A Triumph For Man
2000 Half The World Is Watching Me
2005 And The Glass Handed Kites
2009 No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away/No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away
2015 + -