dont see what the point of listening to these guys is if mew exists
the vocal melodies and instrumentation definitely try to copy the frengers sound.
I'm a big
Mew fan, but they don't have a monopoly on high, melodic vocals. Thank God. That's like the old 'Interpol sounds like Joy Division' thing- there are definitely elements of Mew in Raised By Swans, but it's reckless to call them a copy. This band has its own sound. Still, people seem to need a point of reference. Me included. :)
As for the instrumentation, guitars, bass, keyboards and drums are an instrumentation that thousands of bands share.