Mystery Jets plan a murder at The Great Escape

Plus 'Two Doors Down' gets Brighton rocking

Mystery Jets played a hugely energetic show last night (May 17) at the Honeyclub in Brighton at 9:15pm (BST). The gig was part of The Great Escape festival.

Fans packed out the venue to see the band, who turned the gig into an indie party, with the biggest dance moves and cheers saved for their hit ‘Two Doors Down’. However, lighting problems caused the band to sarcastically request that the lighting man for the venue be killed.

The band came onstage to the sound of the menacing sirens of ‘Hideaway’, frontman Blaine Harrison asking the crowd, “Have you been enjoying The Great Escape? Good!”

After playing ‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’ the band politely asked whether the lighting in the venue could be sorted out. “Can someone please turn the lights on?”, Harrison pleaded. “It’s rather dark in here and we can’t see all these lovely people.”

After playing ‘Diamonds In The Dark’, which got the crowd jumping excitedly, the band were still not impressed with the lighting on stage. Harrison made a further complaint: “OK, can someone please kill the lighting guy? Or maybe it’s a robot, in which case it would be much appreciated if someone fondled the robot.”

Despite their complaints the band were in a good spirits. After playing the aforementioned ‘Diamonds In The Dark’ Harrison joked, “Did you like that song more than the first one then? No? Get out!” Then a woozy rendition of ‘Flakes’ led to the first crowd singalong of the night,

Despite playing live just down the road at the Sallis Benney Theatre an hour later than the Mystery Jets show, Laura Marling, who appears on the song on record, did not join the band onstage for ‘Young Love’.

Towards the end of the set, Mystery Jets invited the crowd to join them on a night out after the show. “We’re going down to Concorde 2 after this if anyone fancies joining us?” said Harrison. “We’ll put every single person in this room on the guestlist. That’s a joke, actually.”

The frontman then asked the crowd for requests. The crowd almost unanimously shouted for latest single ‘Two Doors Down’. The band obliged, leading to loud cheers and yet another singalong.

Mystery Jets played:


‘Half In Love With Elizabeth’

‘Diamonds In The Dark’


‘Hand Me Down’

‘Young Love’

‘Two Doors Down’

‘Behind The Bunhouse’