Following the July 5th release of their third album, MYSTERY JETS play London’s Roundhouse this November, a long way from the Eel Pie Island boatyard where they first staged impromptu shows, as a band comprising a father and son and his friends.
New album Serotonin was produced by the legendary Chris Thomas, who was also responsible for Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure, the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK, John Cale’s Paris 1919 and Pulp’s Different Class.
Though this latest offering still demonstrates Mystery Jets inventive spirit, it’s a more stripped-back affair than their previous releases. These songs exemplify perfectly crafted pop; melodic and catchy.
…delivering screwball pop gems under the guidance of veteran knob twiddler Chris Thomas, Flash A Hungry Smile and the title track will cause chaos at the local indie disco, but it’s the Jets’ indomitable spirit that will leave you smiling. Q ****
…creating a wonderful English pop music that’s powerful enough to overshadow the band’s own idiosyncrasy – a father-and-son writing team; the latter on crutches. They cite ELO, 10cc and Fleetwood Mac and these names aren’t taken in vain – it’s difficult to overstate the sheer honeyed tunefulness of this record. Roy Wilkinson
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