Mystery Jets – Live In Store Performance
6:00pm - SUNDAY fun day! 5TH APRIL
They join us for a tasty Sunday set of songs from their superb new LP, ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ released by Caroline International on 3rd April.
When? – 6:00pm – SUNDAY, 5TH APRIL
How much is it? – Free Entry of course! But we are expecting this to be huge, so support the band and support your local record shop and Pre order the new LP for priority entry. Pre order HERE
Where? – Southsea’s Pie&Vinyl
*After pre ordering the new LP for guaranteed priority entry, we will send you an e mail with some instructions on an earlier entry time to collect your LP*
We’ll be selling a limited MYSTERY JETS themed PIE for dinner, chosen by the band themselves! Along with all your usual refreshments //beer//cordials//coffee//tea…etc etc.
Be sure to read details on the new record below, very interesting how this album was conceived and much needed in our opinion.
We can’t wait for the party with MYSTERY JETS!
Join our FB event HERE (Link to come when announced)
We’re taking advice from Public Health England about which events will and won’t happen around the coronavirus spread. In a fluid situation, things will change, and we’ll be constantly monitoring the situation. If an event is postponed, it will be rearranged rather than cancelled, and we’ll let you know as soon as decisions are made.
Mystery Jets will be releasing their new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ on 3rd April. The announcement follows the album’s postponement last September due to lead singer Blaine Harrison’s ill health.
Lead singer Blaine Harrison says, “Taking the past three months off to recover from leg surgery allowed me the time to get battle-fit and also work on some other ways of exploring the messages behind the album, which we will be revealing over the coming weeks. One of the most humbling parts of being a Mystery Jet is the understanding and support we receive daily from our fans, and we are so excited to get back out there and play these songs with more love and energy than ever before.”
‘A Billion Heartbeats’ as an album achieves a balance of passion, fear and hope. Amid the colourful cavalcade of rich harmonies, heavy guitars and rallying cries, the album’s essential message – about personal responsibility, and the power in becoming engaged. In a sense, it’s not just their “state of the nation” record but their “state of a generation” record too.
Blaine Harrison was living as a property guardian right around the corner from Trafalgar Square where he found himself witness to an entire year of protests in 2017. It was from here that Mystery Jets’ sixth long-player, A Billion Heartbeats, was born. “This album wasn’t about making pointed opinions,” says Blaine. “It was about being a mirror for what’s going on, reflecting back the way people are feeling.”
We increasingly hear from musicians that music should be an escape these days – that there’s enough suffering in the world, enough misery on the news, without writings songs about it too. A Billion Heartbeats makes all that sound like a bit of a cop-out. These are songs of protest that get the heart racing in joy; high on hope, and serious in their message. Proof, basically, that music speaks louder than words.