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The Mystery Lights

Friday 10th June 2016

Rare Devices + Plunge + Prince Vaseline (DJ)

At The Hope & Ruin

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £6 + booking fee / £8

California-born, New York City-based rockers The Mystery Lights signed to Daptone Records are coming to Brighton for the first time with their debut LP.

The Mystery Lights combine relentless enthusiasm, and a knack for a hook into an all-action rock n roll combo for the here and now. Their first single pairs a ridiculously catchy neo-teenbeat number “Too Many Girls” (our protagonist surrounded by a feminine throng he can’t control) with the snaking psych-blues of “Too Tough To Bear”, featuring the band dragging their squalling guitars deep into swampland. Though it was recorded to 8-track tape at Daptone’s legendary House of Soul by Daptone studio superstar Wayne Gordon and mixed by Bosco Mann, it was the cutting engineer JJ Golden who called it “the hottest record I ever cut.”

Heavily inspired by raw, hard-hitting 1960’s garage rock and late 70’s punk, their sound is blues based with extreme psychedelic elements, and has been described as “high-energy fueled garage rock action”.

They have recently shared the stage with artists such as White Fence, Night Beats, Shannon & The Clams, The Fat White Family, Thee Oh Sees, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and more.

Support comes from:
Rare Devices
3 piece rock trio from Brighton, creating a dyanmic mix of the weird & melodic.
Listen to Carousel –

Plunge use a wide range of sounds combined with the raw power of heavy hitting riffs to create an eerie blend of psyche rock music, armed with trippy-ass sounds, bone-crunching riffs, and an entrancing frontman of blazing fury.

DJ set from
Max from Prince Vaseline will be DJ-ing some world psychedelia!