Mystery Jets Info
Mystery Jets are an English four-piece indie band, formerly based on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, London. Mystery Jets draws influences from Hall and Oates, Syd Barrett, and Pink Floyd. William Rees has named Robert Fripp, Andrian Belew, Jimi Hendrix, and David Bowie as his guitar inspirations. Much attention has been drawn to their hosting of a series of parties, dubbed "The White Cross Revival," on Eel Pie Island.
In March 2011 following a secret SXSW show, the band set up a home recording studio in a country house by the Colorado river in the Westlake area in Austin, Texas. Writing and recording sessions lasted two months, at the end of which the band returned to the UK to play the summer festivals. Two of the confirmed tracks are "Radlands" and "Sister Everett." Blaine went to California in early July to get inspiration and imagery for the songs. "Sister Everett" is based on the band's experience in meeting a missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the plane ride over to Texas. Blaine says she was trying to convert William and handed him her business card as they landed, from which the title of the song was taken. On the 22nd of November 2011, the Mystery Jets announced that their new album will be released in April 2012, with a tour to follow in May 2012