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Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets


Years Active: 2005 to present

Genre: Indie rock Post-punk revival Thamesbeat New prog

Country: Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London, England


Kapil Trivedi (Drums)
Kai Fish (Vocals, bass guitar, guitar)
William Rees (Vocals, lead guitar, percussion)
Blaine Harrison (Lead vocals, percussion, keyboards, effects)
Henry Harrison (Vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards)
Tamara Pearce-Higgins

Artist Bio:

The Mystery Jets formed in the early 90s when the groups shock-headed frontman, Blaine Harrison, was only 12. The band was initially called the Misery Jets, in honor of the Heathrow-bound jets that habitually roared over their native Eel Pie Island, but they changed their name when Blaine (who, again, was very young at the time) misspelled misery. The Mystery Jets were essentially a family project, with Blaine on drums, Blaines dad, Henry Harrison, on bass, and Blaines friend William Rees on guitar. Henry eventually switched from bass to guitar, Kai Fish joined up as the groups bassist, and Blaine switched from drums to keyboards. The group tried out a drum machine and a local kid named Max before finally latching onto drummer Kapil Trevedi. Their first Five Tracks EP, recorded soon after Trevedi joined the group, was released on 679 Records in 2005, and their first full-length album, Making Dens, was released the following year. Their second album proper, 21, was released on 679 in March 2008 with dance producer Erol Alkan at the helm and minus Harrison Snr for the first time. In January 2009 the Mystery Jets signed to Rough Trade. At the time co founder Geoff Travis spoke for us all here when......[Read More]