REVIEW OF THE DEBUT ALBUM BY 'THE MYSTERINES' 'REELING'

 

 

REVIEW BY LLOYD WAKELING

 

THE MYSTERINES ‘REELING’ OUT NOW!!!

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2022 marks the release of Merseyside alt rockers The Mysterines’ debut album ‘Reeling’, released March 11th 2022 via Fiction Records.

The Mysterines are: Lia Metcalfe (vocals/guitar) George Favager (bass) Callum Thompson (guitar) Paul Crilly (drums)

Rock as a genre covers all of the bases that excite and boy can that excitement hit levels without limits. Liverpools newest album debutants ‘The Mysterines’ stand and throw musical mud at the wall that is that very genre and without hesitation, all of it actually sticks!

Fast, furious and generously proportioned, the tracks on ‘Reeling’ come at you like a rock album should, without any regrets or apologies. Unbridled and with no reins, this album assaults you as well as loves you and carries you on a wave, that even the most able bodied musical surfer will find exhilarating and fueled with an adrenalin punch.

 

 

Recorded live, it balances that recipe of noise, power and musical delivery brilliantly and brings a level of expectation that keeps getting stronger as each track reveals itself, harbouring passion in ways that tear into the notion of subtlety and, well, sleep!

Filled with the angst that is inherently built into the young and the artistic, this album steps up to the mic fearing nothing and no one, it is moody and surprisingly honest but most of all it is a rock album that delivers rock in abundance, slapping you constantly around the face but sometimes we all need that in our lives and I for one feel exhilarated and duly slapped!

 

8.5/10

 

 

REELING TRACK LISTING

1/ LIFE’S A BITCH

2/ HUNG UP

3/ REELING

4/ OLD FRIENDS DIE HARD

5/ DANGEROUS

6/ ON THE RUN

7/ UNDER THE SKIN

8/ THE BAD THING

9/ IN MY HEAD

10/ MEANS TO BLEED

11/ ALL THESE THINGS

12/ STILL CALL YOU HOME

13/ THE CONFESSION SONG

 

 

THE MYSTERINES UK TOUR 2022

The Mysterines Record In-stores
 
7-Mar-22 Leeds Crash Records
8-Mar-22 Sheffield Foundry
9-Mar-22 Brighton Resident Music
11-Mar-22 London Rough Trade East
12-Mar-22 Bristol Rough Trade
12-Mar-22 Marlborough Town Hall
13-Mar-22 Nottingham Rough Trade
14-Mar-22 Liverpool Phase One
15-Mar-22 Preston Blitz
 
The Mysterines 2022 headline UK tour dates
 
18-Mar-22 Belfast Ulster Sports Club
23-Mar-22 Glasgow G2, The Garage
24-Mar-22 Kingston Upon Hull Social
25-Mar-22 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26-Mar-22 Cambridge Mash
30-Mar-22 Manchester Band On The Wall
31-Mar-22 Birmingham The Castle & Falcon
1-Apr-22 London Electric Ballroom
2-Apr-22 Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory
 
 
 
 
 
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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