The Mistys The Mistys… Emerging from obscurity

Showcase: The Mistys

Published on October 17th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

We dug the buzzing, gritty, psych-tinged electropop of The Mistys, so we endeavoured to find out more about them via the medium of Showcase Q&A…

How would you describe yourselves, if pushed?

The Mistys are a recombinant mutant pop band. We are followers of the Roxx Tox manifesto so we extensively mine the past for ideas that are worth remembering and permutating, like a backstreet music DNA splicing lab if you will.

Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?

We are the originators and sole practitioners of the Neue Burnley Welle. So stay local to keep our snake eyes on things.

We don’t use anything special to record with, the regular mixture of hard and software.

Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?

Our home is Other Ideas, which is run by The Boats (Andrew is also a member of The Boats).

Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)

Our album is already available. It’s called Redemption Forest and is on blue wax.

Where can we hear your music online?

Soundcloud and Boomkat.

Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?

We don’t really like to dwell on our past but keep our gaze firmly forward. The future is bright, let’s walk into it!

At the present time we are rehearsing away in our bunker and editing all the videos elements for our live show that we hope to unveil soon!

Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?

Beth really digs Lipstick Lesbians and the punk combo Flexi Disks.

Andrew is a keen bean for Flesh Apron and Rhombus 4D.

Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?

Andrew: Kraftwerk, Laibach, Chrome, Devo and Can.

Beth: Ellie Goulding, Steve Reich, Heim, Nick Drake and Grimes

The Mistys, thank you.

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About the Author

Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.