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Blending together scuzzy indie-rock with a hearty dose of blues, Liverpool trio The Mysterines spent 2019 turning heads with their Take Control EP and follow-up single Who’s Your Girl.
The latter is a swaggering rock and roll onslaught. At just over two minutes long it throws out a powerful energy, dominated by driving guitars and Lia Metcalfe’s distinctive punk-infused vocals.
Having rounded off 2019 joining The Amazons and Demob Happy on tour, and having headlined the coveted BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival back in the summer, The Mysterines (completed by bassist George Favager and Chrissy Moore on drums) are gearing up for a headline run across the UK in February 2020.
Ahead of the tour, The Mysterines pick the songs set to soundtrack the ups and downs of life on the road.
RL Burnside – Snake Drive
“Day one; fresh face, fresh van, new clothes, ready for the drive to begin.”
Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running
“Long, long journeys with stops so quick it’s almost like the van ignition wasn’t turned off.”
P Diddy – Bad Boy For Life
“Warming up for the first show – teenage machineage.”
Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll
Oasis – Cigarettes And Alcohol
“The aftermath begins.”
The Fall – Totally Wired
“It’s 4am in a Travelodge…”
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
“God knows how.”
Desert Sessions – Crawl Home
“What we all wanna do after the night before, but then we realise there is 4 weeks of touring left.”
AC/DC – It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)
“AC/DC weren’t joking when they said this.”
The Mysterines tour across the UK on the following dates:
19 February 2020 – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham (Sold Out)
20 February 2020 – The Poetry Club, Glasgow (Sold Out)
21 February 2020 – Deaf Institute, Manchester (Tickets)
22 February 2020 – Arts Club, Liverpool (Sold Out)
26 February 2020 – The Dome, London (Tickets)
27 February 2020 – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
28 February 2020 – The Lousianna, Bristol (Sold Out)
29 February 2020 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Tickets)
Photo by Phoebe Jane Barrett