New Music Friday #Happens With The Mysterines

June 21st, 2024

UK 4-piece The Mysterines release their second album, Afraid Of Tomorrows, today via Fiction Records. In advance of the 12 song collection, The Mysterines dropped three singles: “Stray,” “Sink Your Teeth,” and “The Last Dance.”

Formed in Liverpool, The Mysterines – frontwoman Lia Metcalfe, drummer Paul Crilly, bassist George Favager and guitarist Callum Thompson – have undergone a radical transformation over the past few years. Fresh with new purpose and reinvigorated from songwriting sessions while secluded away in the countryside (in between playing to 60,000-strong crowds while on tour with the Arctic Monkeys), The Mysterines spent a month working with Grammy Award winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) at his brand new studio in L.A.. Afraid Of Tomorrows is a deeper and darker foray into The Mysterines’ psyche than its predecessor, and reflects the maturity and growth of the band. 

Frontwoman Lia says, “‘Afraid of Tomorrows’ is a mirror where you find you’re nothing more than a formless being, one made from celestial constellations – of traumas, of the old and new, mistakes, addiction, fear and happiness, loneliness, but ultimately a desire for life and the fight to keep living. It’s a collage of what’s been lost and of love unbounded.”

She adds, “We can feel the difference with this album. These songs show how far we’ve come. We’ve grown up a lot. I think it’s easy to look back and feel judgmental about your younger self, but we’re past that now. We feel like we know who we are as a band.”

The band’s 2022 debut album, Reeling was produced by Grammy-winner Catherine Marks (Boygenius, Wolf Alice).

The Mysterines are set to embark on their biggest headline tour to date this fall across Europe and North America. They have upcoming tour dates on September 10th in Los Angeles at The Roxy September 11th in Phoenix at Last Exit, September 13th in Colorado Springs, CO at Vultures, September 15th in Minneapolis at 7th St Entry, September 17th in Toronto at The Cave, September 19th in New York at Mercury Lounge, and will be playing at Riot Fest on September 22nd in Chicago.