Friday, March 30, 2012

The Jet Age

To celebrate the start of a tour by one of the best British bands of the last decade or so, the Mystery Jets, how about a snuffle through their back catalogue eh? Good idea. Hear, hear. All those in favour say “aye”. Motion carried.

Incredibly this track's 6 years old now. Wow. Where do the years go eh? Featuring Blaine’s dad, Henry, as a remarkably fresh looking corpse I can remember this song having a particular resonance with me back in day...early mid life crisis and all that. It’s really can do anything you want as long as it makes sense...there’s a lesson for us all there.

Fast forward a couple of years and the Jets hook up with a young, fresh faced lass by the name of Laura Marling...wonder what happened to her eh? Oh...right...

They’re hitting a golden patch here with the glorious ‘80’s pop stylings of Two Doors Down, replete with authentic video. Bonus points for name checking Television’s Marquee Moon.

Slow build track? Check. Hipster video? Check. Gorgeous blonde? Check. Works for me. That gets the old Serotonin flowing...nothing else mind you...what do you think I do all day...sit here whacking off...?

Well, that brings us right up to date with this new one, Someone Purer. Given that most of the new album was recorded in Texas it’s got a bit more of a US feel to it, shades of The Strokes and The Killers in places. Stadium rock-tastic.

The Mystery Jets kick off their first tour in 18 months this evening and hit my 'hood (Birmingham) on Wednesday 4th April (The Rainbow). Tickets for all dates are seemingly now as rare as petrol...

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