Mystery Jets - New single and video
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‘Half In Love With Elizabeth ’
Released August 25 on CD, 7” and digital download
+ Disco Liz (Featuring Kate Nash)
+ Florence and the Machine version of Flakes
Off the back of releasing the song (and video) of the summer ‘Two Doors Down’ and a festival season chock-a-block with shows, Mystery Jets are pleased to announce their next single and second full UK album tour this autumn.
‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’ has fast become a live favourite (partly owing to the perfect-for-singing-along-to “der-der-der-da!’s” in the intro) and showcases the Mystery Jets’ matured writing skills and clever lyricism about the dangers of falling for and trusting a man who loves another, even when friends discourage you from doing so.
“Words fly from his mouth like paper butterflies, they flutter around and burn holes in your sides”
“I knew you were thinking of him last night coz I saw the blood seep down to your toes, turn away if you must, but how can you put your trust in a man who always sleeps in his clothes”
“You’re the sweet scent on an envelope, the folded photo in his purse but if you pin your hopes to his back my dear I’m afraid the bubble will burst”
Across the formats (digital / CD / 2 x 7”) this package comes complete with Disco Liz - where Chic meets ABC – a feel-good disco version featuring vocals from Kate Nash. Other bonus tracks include Florence and the Machine’s take on Flakes, a live version of Two Doors Down (Elysian Quartet Version) as performed on Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge recently and new tracks Sand In The Jar and Back Door.
An album full of inspiring, lyrically inventive, reassuringly British pop songs – ‘Twenty One’ has pleasantly surprised many and secured Mystery Jets’ place in UK pop history, enriched with their eccentric, indie-rock slant. Mystery Jets just go from strength to strength.
Keep an eye out for MJ at all the major festivals and see below for their forthcoming autumn tour
20 Leeds Cockpit
21 Sheffield Leadmill
22 Norwich Waterfront
23 London Astoria
25 Glasgow QMU
26 Manchester Academy
27 Birmingham Glee Club
28 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
“A leaner, meaner outfit, focussed on securing their rightful place at the top of the Brit-pack” i-D
“Undeniably great pop” The Observer
“Glorious, marathon music-makers” NME