The Mysterines have announced the release of their highly anticipated second album Afraid of Tomorrows via Fiction Records.

The album marks the follow up to the band’s critically-acclaimed Top 10 debut Reeling.

The Mysterines are currently in the midst of a European tour supporting Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes and have will perform at a string of festivals over the summer including Y Not, Tramlines, Truck Festival, Live at Leeds in the Park and FOCUS Wales.

12 track Afraid of Tomorrows features newly released single Stray which is accompanied by a video directed by Matilda Harding-Kemp.

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Speaking about the single, The Mysterines vocalist and guitarist Lia Metcalfe said, “Stray focuses on the aimless and untamed nature of the polarities of behaviour that we experience when dealing with suffering. Whether it’s guilt, paranoia or unexplained feelings of grandiosity. Often when the hands of loneliness have a firm grip over one’s eyes it can turn dangers into open doors inviting you in. We find a certain point of no return and we’re often led astray.”

The album was recorded and produced by Grammy Award winning producer John Congleton in LA.   “Afraid of Tomorrows is a mirror where you find you’re nothing more than a formless being, one made from celestial constellations – of traumas, of the old and new, mistakes, addiction, fear and happiness, loneliness, but ultimately a desire for life and the fight to keep living. It’s a collage of what’s been lost and of love unbounded”, added Lia.

The Mysterines will release Afraid of Tomorrows on 7 June 2024.

Which festivals will The Mysterines perform in 2024?

The Mysterines are set to perform at:
10 May – FOCUS Wales 2024, United Kingdom
11 May – Are You Listening? Festival, Reading, United Kingdom
17 May – London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 May – In It Together Festival, Wales, United Kingdom
25 May – Live at Leeds in the Park, Leeds, United Kingdom
9 June – Best Kept Secret, Netherlands
21 June – Southside Festival, Germany
23 June – Hurricane Festival, Germany
7 July – Crystal Palace Park, London (supporting Bloc Party)
11 July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
20 July – Tsunami Festival, Spain
25 July – Truck Festival, Steventon, United Kingdom
26 July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 August – Y Not Festival, United Kingdom
3 August – Rocken Am Brocken, Germany

Image of The Mysterines courtesy Sylas Agtarap