The Mysterines announce new album and share lead single 'Stray'

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Today, Merseyside alternative rock band The Mysterines announce their new album ‘Afraid of Tomorrows’, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their critically-acclaimed Top 10 debut album ‘Reeling’. Set for release on 7th June via Fiction Records, the new album has been announced alongside lead single ‘Stray’, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night as Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record.

Vocalist and guitarist Lia Metcalfe comments on the track: “Stray focuses on the aimless and untamed nature of the polarities of behaviour that we experience when dealing with suffering. Whether it’s guilt, paranoia or unexplained feelings of grandiosity. Often when the hands of loneliness have a firm grip over one’s eyes it can turn dangers into open doors inviting you in. We find a certain point of no return and we’re often led astray.”

Recorded and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) in LA, ‘Afraid of Tomorrows’ is a deeper and darker foray into The Mysterines’ psyche than its predecessor, and reflects the maturity and growth of the band, completed by George Favager (bass), Callum Thompson (guitar) and Paul Crilly (drums). “'Afraid of Tomorrows' is a mirror where you find
you’re nothing more than a formless being, one made from celestial constellations - of traumas, of the old and new, mistakes, addiction, fear and happiness, loneliness, but ultimately a desire for life and the fight to keep living. It’s a collage of what’s been lost and of love unbounded”, says Lia.

The Mysterines have just wrapped up the UK leg touring as main support to Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, continuing this week in Europe. The band were also recently announced as special guests to Bloc Party for their huge 20th anniversary Crystal Palace Park show on 7th July, and are set to bring their electric live show to festivals all over Europe and the UK this summer, including Live at Leeds in the Park, 2000 Trees, Truck Festival and Tramlines. More live dates will be announced soon.

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