There doesn’t seem to be a filter when it comes to the creative and scandalous outbursts of Noel Gallagher, which is why he so often produces entertaining and lasting content; the likes of which has influenced the new band from Jet drummer Chris Cester.
With the band’s classic Get Born and Shine On records reissued ahead of a massive stint supporting Bruce Springsteen next year, Jet are well and truly back in action, but that’s not to say they haven’t been busy since disbanding in 2011.
Speaking with The Music’s Bryget Chrisfield, Cester gave insight into how Damndogs – formed in LA with fellow Jet members Louis Macklin and Mark Wilson and cousin Mitch McIvor in the wake of Jet’s hiatus – morphed into a new project that was named by Gallagher.
“When Mark left the band, Louis and I decided to keep going but we renamed – we changed – it because the music had changed a lot as well,” Cester said.
“I [texted] Noel Gallagher at one point and asked him if he could give us a new band name. And he said Mystic Knights Of Amnesia, which we both thought was ridiculous.
“But then we were like, ‘Actually, it’s so ridiculous it could be awesome!’ And it suits the music, too, which is just really off the wall. Our first song, our first release, is gonna probably be around nine minutes long, but not a boring nine minutes.”
After racking up a lot of airplay with Get Born and Shine On, Cester’s acutely aware that “nobody’s gonna be playing a nine-minute song” on the radio. “I gave up on the radio a long time ago,” he admits. “I think you’ve gotta sort of just play your own game, you know?”
You can listen to instrumental versions of Mystic Knights Of Amnesia’s new fuzz, jam masterpieces via their website.
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