Mystery Jets 'Saviour (The Hale Bop)' 1 November 2012 in The Mystery Jets
Check out Mystery Jets’ new single ‘Saviour (The Hale Bop)’, taken from their fourth album ‘Radlands’ (out now):
Mystery Jets Release 'Greatest Hits' Video 13 June 2012 in The Mystery Jets
Mystery Jets have unveiled their brand new official music video for their current single ‘Greatest Hits’. Featuring a tap dancing Kapil, merry-go-rounds and lines like “Hold on to ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ ‘cos I’m holding on to ‘Village Green’”, it’s quite possibly our favourite video of theirs yet!
Mystery Jets' New Album 'Radlands' Out Now! 30 April 2012 in The Mystery Jets
Mystery Jets’ fourth album ‘Radlands’ is now available to buy! The album was recorded in Austin, Texas and Streatham, London and was co-produced by Mystery Jets and Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini). You can pick up a copy from:
Of the making of the album, frontman Blaine Harrison explains:
‘We arrived in Austin with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film ‘Badlands’ and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river. All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs. In the daytime we wrote lyrics on the porch and in the evenings a family of Deer would gather in the back yard to hear us play. When we arrived home, it was hard to believe any of it even happened. It somehow all felt like a strange dream.’
The Mystery Jets formed in the early ’90s when the group’s shock-headed frontman, Blaine Harrison, was only 12. The band was initially called the Misery Jets, in honor of the Heathrow-bound jets that habitually roared over their native Eel Pie Island, but they changed their name when Blaine (who, again, was very young at the time) misspelled ‘misery.’
The Mystery Jets were essentially a family project, with Blaine on drums, Blaine’s dad, Henry Harrison, on bass, and Blaine’s friend William Rees on guitar. Henry eventually switched from bass to guitar, Kai Fish joined up as the group’s bassist, and Blaine switched from drums to keyboards. The group tried out a drum machine and a local kid named Max before finally latching onto drummer Kapil Trevedi.
Their first ‘Five Tracks’ EP, recorded soon after Trevedi joined the group, was released on 679 Records in 2005, and their first full-length album, ‘Making Dens’, was released the following year. Their second album proper, ‘21’, was released on 679 in March 2008 with dance producer Erol Alkan at the helm and minus Harrison Snr for the first time.
In January 2009 the Mystery Jets signed to Rough Trade. At the time co founder Geoff Travis spoke for us all here when he excitedly stated that, “The Mystery Jets are in my opinion the best British group since the Libertines and I have been wanting to work with them for a very long time, so I am delighted they have chosen to join the roster.” Being a band that grow from strength to strength with steady certainty, we can’t wait for their first Rough Trade release as it’ll no doubt become their best work to date.http://www.mysteryjets.com/