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Growing up hasn’t been easy for Eel Pie Island’s Mystery Jets, you suspect. The south London crew went from the ragged promise of 2006 debut ‘Making Dens’ to the shiny…

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A subverted American flag (lovingly crafted by Blaine’s mum) hangs above the stage, with ‘Radlands’ emblazoned across it. Mystery Jets are teetering on the advent of a new era; a…

While it’d be a stretch to herald ‘Someone Purer’ as the almighty comedown to the giddy electro-pop of MJ’s last album, ‘Serotonin’, it certainly finds Eel Pie Island’s rag-tag gang…

Was there more fun to be had in the summer of 2008 than toking on a fat one at a festival while singing [b]‘Two Doors Down’[/b] in the mid-afternoon sun?…

If nothing else, Mystery Jets will go down in history as the only band who have had to cope with the partial departure of the lead singer’s dad. Thankfully, Harrison…

Mystery Jets are in a difficult position right now. As are many of the bands who found themselves hyped to the hills back in 2005 and 2006. Their debut, ‘Making…

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Mystery Jets’ transformation from dad-ditching rabble-rousers to epic heartbreakers continues apace with ‘Young Love’, thanks in no small part to the guest star, angel-voiced Laura Marling. A couple have “one…

One second. When did Mystery Jets morph from the kind of unkempt rockers that the late Larrikin Love would probably think were scruffy into some kind of glorious, marathon music-makers…

Having so far failed to get hipsters dread-locking their hair at the Eel Pie Island barber’s consortium and strutting down the prog-disco arm in arm with their elderly relatives, the…

First, the blurb; if Mystery Jets didn’t exist, there wouldn’t be psychotropic substances strong enough for anyone to invent them. Hailing from Eel Pie Island, a ghostly landmass that time…

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Mystery Jets: London ICA, Fri September 5

Has anyone thought about how close this venue is to Buckingham Palace?” yells Mystery Jets frontman Blaine Harrison midway through the psychedelic prog-poppers’ frenzied set at London’s posho Institute Of…