Mystery Jets to return with new album ‘Radlands’ and a UK Tour

On 30th April Mystery Jets will release their fourth studio album, ‘Radlands’, the follow up to 2010’s ‘Serotonin’. Bassist Kai Fish released his debut solo album ‘Life In Monochrome’ to some fanfare in the gap between the albums. In addition to this, the Jets will play a run of intimate UK shows as well as a big headline show at Brixton Academy on 18th May.

The majority of the album’s writing took place on the band’s sessions in Austin, Texas and Blaine Harrison wrote of the experiences the band had there on

“We’ve 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. We arrived 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, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called jack who ran a little studio up in the hills-which is why the songs sound the way they do. 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. Some nights we drove into town to drink and bring people back to play on the songs.

When we arrived home, it was hard to believe any of it even happened. It somehow all felt like a strange dream. But when Dan Carey heard it and invited us down to his studio we listened back to everything and it was all there, it was real. All we were missing were some gospel singers, which he found in the Streatham community ladies choir… Twelve months on, and we are gearing up to take Radlands on the road. Its been a long time and we cannot wait to see you all again.”

Mystery Jets will play:
Wed 28th March Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sun 1st Apr The Electric Circus, Edinburgh
Wed 11th Apr The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Cardiff
Sat 14th Apr The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Mon 16th Apr Queens Social Club, Sheffield
Wed 18th Apr Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
Fri 20th Apr The Junction, Cambridge
Sat 21st Apr Moles, Bath
Thu 17th May-Sat 19th May Liverpool Sound City
Fri 18th May O2 Academy Brixton, London