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Liverpool alt rockers The Mysterines’ have announced their first ever North American shows for May 2022, to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Reeling’, due March 11th 2022 via Harvest Records. Tickets here and pre-order the album here.

About the new shows which will see the band play across the United States and Canada, the band say “We’re so excited to be making our debut tour in North America this May. We grew up loving so many artists from the US and Canada, so we can’t wait to be over there playing shows and meeting new people in those venues and cities that we have read about for so long. It’s the next chapter in The Mysterines story.”
Last week The Mysterines shared the final single from the record ‘Dangerous’, complete with a stunning music video filmed and directed by frequent Nirvana collaborator Steve Gullick (watch here).  Imbued with brawny blues rock and infectious britpop sensibilities NME called the track “an uninhibited new single that will easily make converts of ’90s alt-rock diehard”, with Louder saying “The Mysterines are on delectably smouldering, stylish form on Dangerous” and DIY Magazine “sleazy and dark, ‘Dangerous’ is a loud masterclass in alt-rock.”
The Mysterines are a true force to be reckoned with. Barely out of their teens, they completely sold out both their 2020 and 2021 headline UK tours, are BBC Radio 1’s Future Artist for January as well as one of Amazon Music UK’s Ones To Watch 2022. This is alongside having supported Royal Blood, The Amazons and Sea Girls on tour, alongside headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds. Their fans include tastemakers NME, Independent, Metro, MOJO, DIY, Dork, Upset, CLASH and Gigwise.
The Mysterines debut album ‘Reeling’ was made under the watchful eye of acclaimed producer Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, The Big Moon, PJ Harvey) over three weeks in between lockdowns at Assault & Battery studios in London, recorded live to capture the intensity of the songs. “It’s a pretty ambiguous title for most people, but for me ‘Reeling’ sums up every emotion of the album in just one word,” says Lia. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” she explains.
Grief, self-destruction and heartache run heavy through the record, but all are brought together by the blackest of humour. The dirty desert blues of ‘Life’s A Bitch’ was actually meant to be the first single, “but it turns out I say ‘bitch’ too much on it,” chuckles Lia. Other tracks run the gamut from the grunged-up country of ‘Old Friends, Die Hard’ to the giddy, free-falling ‘On The Run’, Lia’s unique take on the tale of the teenage runaways in Terrence Mallick’s iconic Badlands. Then there’s the creepy, cultish ‘Under Your Skin’, which is The Doors by way of The Manson Family and the Stooges-esque ‘The Bad Thing’, of which Lia says: “It’s the most fun to play, and the words I find really funny as well – I’m digging someone up from the grave that I used to love.”
The Mysterines North America Tour Dates
May 3 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco
May 4 Peppermint Club, Los Angeles
May 5 Valley Bar, Phoenix
May 7 Lost Lake, Denver
May 9 Minneapolis, 7th St Entry
May 10 Cobra Lounge, Chicago
May 11 The Basement, Columbus
May 13 PJ’s Lager House, Detroit
May 14 Monarch Tavern, Toronto
May 15 L’Escogriffe, Montreal
May 17 Middle East (Upstairs), Boston
May 18 Mercury Lounge, New York City
May 19 DC9, DC
May 21 Vinyl, Atlanta
May 22 Welcome To Rockville, Daytona Beach
The Mysterines are:
Lia Metcalfe (vocals/guitar)
George Favager (bass)
Callum Thompson (guitar)
Paul Crilly (drums)
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