Mewn – “No Country”


The memorable “No Country” is the debut single from emerging Manchester-based act Mewn. Per the band, the effort provides “different emotional perspectives on a character that society has left behind, culminating in a cry of resignation that does not offer peace, but further struggle.” An ominous beginning unfolds into creeping dual-vocals and sporadic guitars — like a darker version of The Pixies, to start. 02:05 marks an excellent hook, where a hazy guitar twang and yearning vocals cast a feeling reminiscent of The Walkmen (specifically, “Rue the Day“). British Sea Power and Pulp are other fine points of comparison. As evident by such likenesses, Mewn is clearly an act with a firm melodic handle and potential for quick ascension.

“No Country” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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