Mystery Jets Talk Cosmonauts, NASA And Their New Album At The Science Museum

Beloved indie icons Mystery Jets will release their fifth album, ‘Curve Of The Earth’, on January 15.

Almost four years in the making, it follows their last LP, 2012’s ‘Radlands’, and is the first to feature new member Jack Flanagan, since the departure of Kai Fish. Four years in the making, it’s a prog-tastic epic, full of interplanetary musings and frontman Blaine Harrison coming to terms with turning 30 – which he did last year.

To celebrate the record’s release, we took Will Rees and Kapil Trivedi of the band to London’s Science Museum to talk us through the record, which they’ve called their most personal release to date. Letting them loose in the museum’s current exhibition on Russian cosmonauts, the band explain the links between their new LP and outer space, as well as talking about what’s in store for 2016 following the release – a run of shows and festival gigs, included.

The ‘Curve Of The Earth’ tracklisting is:

‘Telomere’
‘Bombay Blue’
‘Bubblegum’
‘Midnight’s Mirrior’
‘1985’
‘Blood Red Balloon’
‘Taken by The Tide’
‘Saturine’
‘The End Up’

The LP was recorded at a “disused button factory” in east London. Guitarist William Rees says of the record: “For us, we’ve been through quite a lot in the last couple of years 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”.