THE new album by Wirral band The Mysterines has reached number 11 in the official charts.

Afraid Of Tomorrows, which was released on June 21, is the second album released by the band via Fiction Records.

The band, featuring Lia Metcalfe (vocals/guitar), George Favager (bass), Callum Thompson (guitar) and Paul Crilly (drums), also appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch over the weekend alongside fellow Wirralian Simon Rimmer.


 In an interview on, the band. said: “Thanks for continuing to support us and for investing in our band. We hope you love this album as much as we do, see you all on tour!” 

"It’s always a nice feeling putting new music out, we’ve been loving playing the new songs live so it’s great to finally release the full album.

"The reaction has been great, all the in-stores have sold out so far, so people seem to be connecting with the new songs, which is always really nice to see.

"These songs were written over the course of a few writing trips. We wanted to immerse ourselves entirely in the process to get the best out of ourselves creatively, so we felt the need to escape from the city to do that."

Bass player George Metcalfe recently described Afraid Of Tomorrows as "a mirror where you 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.

He continued: "Stray focuses on the aimless and untamed nature of the polarities of behaviour that we experience when dealing with suffering.

"Whether it’s guilt, paranoia or unexplained feelings of grandiosity.

"Often when the hands of loneliness have a firm grip over one’s eyes it can turn dangers into open doors inviting you in. We find a certain point of no return and we’re often led astray."

The group is set to appear at various festival over the summer including Truck Festival and Tramlines. They will also support Bloc Party on their 20th anniversary show at Crystal Palace Park in London on July 7.