Mystery Jets – Curve of the Earth: Exclusive album stream

The Eel Pie island band’s fifth album sees them rediscover their gang mentality – have a listen ahead of release and let us know your thoughts

Mystery Jets have always been a band fond of making music in unusual surroundings – they first emerged, lest we forget, from the peculiar Eel Pie island in West London.

This fifth album is no different. Recorded in a disused button factory, it was also the product of singer Blaine Harrison locking himself away in a cabin on the Thames estuary. Not that it sounds claustrophobic. Rather, the likes of Bombay Blue and the Lennon-esque The End Up have an expansive, widescreen quality about them.

The band claim that the album is a result of rediscovering their gang mentality, and could be their most personal recording to date. “We’ve been through quite a lot in the last couple of years,” says guitarist Will Rees, “and there have been certain realisations that come with playing in a band that has been together for over two decades, I think these songs have real feeling about them.”

Have a listen using the player below and let us know your thoughts!

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