Perfectionism is a personality trait that can cause an artist as much harm as good – ask Lee Mavers – so when it’s Apollo Junction singer Jamie Williamson tells us that Mystery has been eight years in the making, it’s not unreasonable to be worried that it might be a record dampened by searching for that minor chord which took three weeks to get just right.
Doubters can rest easy however: during it’s very lengthy gestation period Mystery has been worked and reworked, each of the songs designed to be part of a bigger, more ambitious whole. The Leeds quintet cite The Killers and New Order as the bands who they draw most inspiration from and it’s the indie-pop sensibilities of the former which dominate, the likes of Begin and Paris fully tooled for the arena circuit.
Patient not pedantic, on Mystery Apollo Junction demonstrate that sometimes there’s never a too long when it comes to making a great step forward.
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