The Mystery Lights share NEW MUSIC VIDEO for 'Thick Skin' and announce UK & US TOUR DATES

By Alex Brown - 20.6.19


                                                                                                                                              Credit: Jordan Croso
12/09  - Dingwalls - London (UK) - buy
1/10 - Night & Day Cafe - Manchester (UK) - buy
2/10- Belgrave - Leeds (UK) - buy
3/10 - Cluny 2  - Newcastle (UK) - buy
4/10 - Broadcast - Glasgow (UK) - buy
5/10 - Sugar Club - Dublin (IE) - buy
6/10 - Hare & Hounds - Birmingham (UK) - buy


The Mystery Lights story begins in 2004 in the small town of Salinas California when friends Michael Brandon and Luis Alfonso - whose shared fondness for groups like The Mc5, Velvet Underground, Dead Moon, and The Fall (just to name a few) - decided to join forces and craft their own brand of unhinged rock and roll. From there they spent the better part of 10 years touring relentlessly before migrating to Queens, New York in 2014.

Upon the release of their self-titled full-length in June 2016 The Mystery Lights were quickly crowned “one of New York’s finest garage rock bands” by NME.  Extensive touring, including multiple stops in Europe, Asia and Australia followed which found the group graduating from support slots at hole-in-the-wall clubs to headlining stages at major festivals worldwide.

After two years of break-neck, non-stop touring, the group settled back into Queens to prepare for their second full-length record, Too Much Tension. With Wayne Gordon in the producer’s chair and several intense writing sessions under their belt the group were back at Daptone’s House of Soul and ready to track. While keeping the hard-hitting approach of the first LP, Too Much Tension finds the group digging deeper into their well of eclectic influences, enriching their sound without echoing the past. Mixing the eerie, insistent synth sounds of groups like The Normal and Suicide, the energy and swagger of punk’s golden age, the pop sensibility of The Kinks, and the stark, deliberate execution of Television -The Mystery Lights are taking their idiosyncratic brand of rock and roll to dizzying new heights.

In celebration of the release of 'Too Much Tension!'
, The Mystery Lights will be setting sail to the UK & Europe, bringing their party fuelled, raucous sound to a spot near you. Take our word for it, you won't want to miss this. 

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