"The hardest thing I've ever done..."

Bass player Kai Fish has decided to quit Mystery Jets ahead of new album 'Radlands'.

Travelling out to Austin, Texas to work on their fourth album, Mystery Jets gave off the impression of a band brimming with confidence. Planning to release 'Radlands' later this year, the band are already sketching out a major British tour.

However the pressure seems to have brought to the surface doubts in the mind of bass player Kai Fish, who has decided to quit the band.

In an interview with NME, Kai Fish revealed that he began to doubt his position within the group before sessions for 'Radlands' had even begun. Confirming his departure, the musician said:

"It was probably the hardest thing I've ever done. I sat down with the guys and said, 'I'm finding being in the band really hard, but I'll try my best to carry on.' And I did, but feelings just don't go away…"

Kai Fish released a solo album under his own name last year, but has refused to divulge his future plans. Mystery Jets, meanwhile, have drafted in new bassist Peter Cochrane and pedal steel player Matt Park for their upcoming tour.

Looking ahead, 'Radlands' will be released on April 30th. Watch a trailer for the album below.

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Mystery Jets are planning to play the following shows:

14 Nottingham Bodega
18 Oxford Bullingdon
21 Bath Moles

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Photo Credit: Benedict Morgan

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