Mystery Jets are finally getting a proper US release on May 8. Until then though, the guys are keeping in touch with their fans via the internet. Not only did they create a blog, but they also made a short film and offered up a live acoustic video, both of which you can see below.
Lead guitarist William made a post on the band's blog saying:
Soooo....we've been in the studio for about 48 hours now, I don't quite know where we are, somewhere in the depths of leafy north London, the old hunting ground of the Kinks apparently. We've been rapidly unpacking all our gear, changing guitar strings, drum skins, running around the place, playing killer games of ping pong, making sure everything sounds good through the mixing desk and generally treading the fine line between mischief and music making. We've got the foundations for our first song in place too.....its just drums and bass right now, but we're about to do the vocals and Duran-style keyboard parts so I'll make a little Dictaphone sample of it in a couple of hours and stick it up on the blog so you can hear it. We also found a bit of time to make a short film for everyone to see, Erol directs it, and we all play the lead roles, with Kai making a topless cameo appearance in it. Let us know what you think, its the first part in a conceptual series that we'll be executing in the coming weeks, involving food, indoor sports and whatever else we can get our hands on.... [A little message to everyone in America who wants to come to our gigs: We are hassling our managers and booking agents to try and sort out some under 21's shows, its proving quite tricky but we're doing our best to organize it. Another idea we had, would be to play an acoustic show in every town that we visit, i.e. doing matinee gigs in independent record stores. Send us a message if you have any brain waves...but either way, if we can't do any under 21's gigs there is always the backdoor, and we can do commando style missions to sneak people in and avoid the bouncers.
Hope your well, lots of love.
Mystery Jets ""Behind The Bunhouse" Live from Bush Hall: