The Mysterines announce new album and drop fresh track ‘Stray’


Merseyside alt-rockers The Mysterines are gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, Afraid of Tomorrows, scheduled to hit shelves and streaming platforms on June 7th through Fiction Records.

Coming off the back of their Top 10 debut album Reeling, the band are admirably maintaining that momentum with this eagerly awaited follow-up. Accompanying the announcement, they’ve also dropped a new single, ‘Stray,’ which snagged the spot of Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. Give it a spin below…

‘Stray’ dives into the tumultuous emotional landscape of suffering, exploring themes of guilt, paranoia, and the allure of danger when loneliness takes hold, as described by vocalist and guitarist Lia Metcalfe. The song’s accompanying video, directed by Matilda Harding-Kemp, captures the essence of the track’s introspective lyrics and dynamic sound.

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Produced by Grammy Award winner John Congleton in LA, Afraid of Tomorrows promises to be a dark and introspective journey into the band’s psyche, showcasing their growth and maturity. The album, featuring tracks such as ‘The Last Dance,’ ‘Another Another Another,’ and ‘Tired Animal,’ reflects on personal traumas, mistakes, addiction, and the relentless desire to keep living despite it all.

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Afraid Of Tomorrows album artwork

In addition to their new music release, The Mysterines have been busy on the road, recently wrapping up the UK leg of their tour with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and announcing a special guest appearance at Bloc Party’s 20th-anniversary show at Crystal Palace Park on July 7th.

With a packed schedule of festival appearances across Europe and the UK, including Live at Leeds in the Park, Truck Festival, and Tramlines, fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch the band’s electrifying live performances this summer.

Photo credit: Steve Gullick

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