The Mystery Jets On '21'
The Mystery Jets are back with their new album '21', and to celebrate Kap, Will and Blaine came in to Xfm to take John Kennedy through the album track-by-track. Here's what happened...
For a band that has only been releasing tracks for the last three years, Londoners The Mystery Jets have managed to attract quite a following. Based on the iconic Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, the band have paid tribute to their roots in the past by releasing the 'Eel Pie Island EP,' a self-financed project, early on in their development.
This release was followed by the now legendary White Cross Revival Parties which the band hosted on the island, inviting the likes of Jaime T, Larrikin Love and The Noisettes to play. These parties and the success of the bands singles and first album 'Making Dens', propelled The Mystery Jets towards stardom.
'21' is scheduled for release on March 24. On the back of the success of the single 'Young Love' Kap, Will and Blaine came in to X-Posure to speak with Xfm's John Kennedy about the ideas behind the songs and how they ended up working with DJ legend Erol Alkan who produced the record...[listen].
"It's about three-way infidelity...it quite saucy - page three material..." [listen]
"It's a very pop thing to do, have that duet thing going on...we felt it would be cool to hint at that sort of thing..." [listen]
'Half In Love With Elizabeth'
"Who is Elizabeth? We can't say..." [listen]
"It's a song about being afraid of losing somebody..." [listen]
'Veiled In Grey'
"It's a bit of a weird song...a bit like a dream..." [listen]
'Two Doors Down'
"It's our homage to all these 80s one hit wonders..." [listen]
"MJ: Mystery Jets and Michael Jackson..." [listen]
"It's nice to throw something on an record that's really unexpected..." [listen]
"Hand Me Down"
"It actually started off life as a kind of R&B song..." [listen]
'First To Know'
"It's a song about being paranoid...and being the first to know..." [listen]
'Behind The Bunhouse'
"It's a song about being the victim of infidelity...what goes around comes around..." [listen]
And a final message from the lads: "Don't press stop at the end of track eleven, you might get a little treat..."