May 20, 2010 12:00AM

There's Chemistry in the Air...

When a band calls their album Serotonin you can't help but expect feelings of ecstasy to come flooding at you through your speakers. But the bliss that comes from Mystery Jets' third album is more subtle - even if the opening track 'Alice Springs' does leave you ready to run wildly through the wilderness. Produced by rock legend Chris Thomas (who worked on Roxy Music's For Your Pleasure and Sex Pistols' Anarchy in the UK), their is a magnetic quality to the album that keeps bringing you back for more.

The maturity in Mystery Jets' lyrics belies their age; there are themes of devotion, disappointment and memories stolen slowly by time. In recent live performances 'Lady Grey' has been a standout song, and the studio version doesn't disappoint. The title track 'Serotonin' whispers about a rollercoaster romance "coming up so hard" then "coming down", while 'Flash a hungry smile' is an uplifting lesson on the "birds and bees" and "STD's"...

Written by Nic Burdekin.

Serotonin will be released July 2, 2010 through Rough Trade / Remote Control.