TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: Mystery Jets
Earlier this year, MYSTERY JETS escaped from their hiding hole with their fourth LP Radlands. A record not containing as much synth as their previous albums, Radlands was in a way a new doorway for the band as they continue to search for their identity.
The London based band decided it was time that they record something in America as it was always something they wanted to do. Frontman Blaine Harrison explains, “We always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew.”
Upon listening to the album, you can really hear the influence this whole process had on the production of the band’s latest. “Radlands” was to be the title of the album as it was also the name of the most suitable and spiritual song the band had written before arriving to Austin, Texas, where the band had relocated to record. The track itself refers to Terrence Malick’s 1973 film Badlands and Keith Richard’s Sussex estate called Redlands. The name continued to evoke significance as it was what the band dubbed their big, wooden house on the banks of the Colorado River that they used as a recording studio. They finished up the record back home in their South London studio with co-producer Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand).
MYSTERY JETS are on the bill for Newcastle’s Fat As Butter festival which is surely exciting; however, fans can further their excitement as the quirky pop outfit have announced an Australian tour along the East Coast and Perth! Presale tickets are available so get yourself one now!
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
With VOLTAIRE TWINS
SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Fat As Butter Festival, Newcastle
SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
Metro Theatre, Sydney
TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
With YOUNG MEN DEAD
The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
With NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Words by Hannah Galvin