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NEWS: The Mysterines’ new single ‘The Last Dance’ + album Afraid of Tomorrows out today

Merseyside alternative rock band The Mysterines have released their new single ‘The Last Dance’. The track is the third taken from their highly anticipated new album Afraid of Tomorrows, out today.

Bolstered by a blistering guitar solo and thunderous drum beats, ‘The Last Dance’ deals finding solace in something that is not real. Frontwoman Lia Metcalfe’s imagination dances wildly through the track, as it tells the tale of a person who falls in love with a porcelain mannequin and longs to dance with them.

Commenting on the track, Metcalfe said: “I suppose it’s an analogy for what loneliness can do to you. Once you’ve exhausted all the dark alleyways of drugs and alcohol, you end up reaching for something to connect to that isn’t real.”

The new record represents a deeper and darker foray into The Mysterines’ psyche compared to its predecessor, and reflects the maturity and growth of the band. Speaking about the album, Metcalfe said: “Afraid of Tomorrows is a mirror where yo 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.”

Afraid of Tomorrows is out via Fiction Records.

To celebrate the record’s release, The Mysterines will be embarking on their biggest headline tour to date this autumn. The 16-date run will kick off in Dublin on 18 October and will see the band play sold out shows in Glasgow, Nottingham and Bristol, alongside performances in Liverpool and London. They will then head to mainland Europe with shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Milan before conclusion the tour in Paris on 8 November.

Live dates:

21st Jun – Southside Festival, Germany
23rd Jun – Hurricane Festival, Germany
25th Jun – HMV, Manchester (Instore)
26th Jun – Assai, Glasgow (Instore)
28th Jun – OpenAir St. Gallen, Switzerland
6th Jul – The Boileroom, Guildford
7th Jul – Crystal Palace Park, London (supporting Bloc Party)
11th Jul – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, UK
20th Jul – Tsunami Festival, Spain
25th Jul – Truck Festival, Steventon, UK
26th Jul – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, UK
27th Jul – Castelo Rock, Spain
2nd Aug – Y Not Festival, UK
3rd Aug – Rocken Am Brocken, Germany
5th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival, UK

Headline Tour:

18th Oct – Whelan’s, Dublin
19th Oct – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
20th Oct – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow *SOLD OUT*
22nd Oct – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham *SOLD OUT*
23rd Oct – Thekla, Bristol *SOLD OUT*
24th Oct – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
26th Oct – Olympia, Liverpool
28th Oct – Antwerp, Belgium
29th Oct – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
30th Oct – Molotow Skybar, Hamburg
31st Oct – Badehaus, Berlin
2nd Nov – Niebo, Warshaw
3rd Nov – Futurum, Prague
4th Nov – Kranhalle, Munich
6th Nov – Biko, Milan
7th Nov – Exil, Zurich
8th Nov – La Boule Noire, Paris

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