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