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Marking the band’s second release of the year after ‘Love’s Not Enough’, which received playlisting from BBC Radio 1 and BBC6 Music, ‘I Win Every Time’ arrives audaciously into driving bluesy garage rock. Laced with distorted grunge guitars, frontwoman Lia Metcalfe’s compelling vocals draw you into the hellish world her band have crafted on their darkest and most fearless track to date. The accompanying visuals see her trapped in her bedroom in isolation, slowly descending into chaos. From the opening riffs onwards this is a sub-three minutes slice of electricity to send shivers down your spine and soul screaming up to the sky.  This is heavy, dirty and thunderous; and achieves the rare balance for today of being both radio-friendly and yet fires up memories of the energy that comes from watching a band live.

Not only have the Liverpool rockers proved their worth in the live arena by selling out all the dates on their first ever headline UK tour, they have already headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, as well as playing support slots for Royal Blood, Sea Girls and The Amazons following the release of their debut EP ‘Take Control’ last summer.

After a stellar 2019, the band were included in NME’s 100: Essential new artists for 2020 list, saying: “The Mysterines take the raw elements of grunge and blow them sky-high with some huge, classic rock choruses. Singer Lia Metcalfe has a snarl so ferocious and stage presence so commanding that any naysayers still doubting guitar music’s future in 2020 will be left pissing their pants.”

The Mysterines “I Win Every Time” Official Video

The Mysterines

The Wirral-based garage rock trio of Lia Metcalfe (lead guitar) George Favager (bass) and Chrissy Moore (drums) formed in 2016 and gained an influential fan in the form of The Coral’s James Skelly, who produced their debut single Hormone. The band have supported Miles Kane on his tour earlier this year and they will be special guests of the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets in February 2019. Hear their single Hormone here.

Cloaked in mystery – no music and no social media, until now – the buzz whirling around the Wirral’s psych-rock groovers The Mysterines, heightened by a recent support tour with Miles Kane, has reached fever pitch with the release of outstanding debut single ‘Hormone’, already racking up unheard of plays for a brand new band on Spotify. Liverpool, are breeding ground of uniquely special bands, it appears has done it again. Ones to watch