Name, Where are you from?
My name is Stephen although most people call me Blaine. I spent my childhood in France, my teens in Oxford and my twenties in London.
What do you do?
I write songs about things like planets, girls and chemical compounds and then go sing them with my band, Mystery Jets.
Describe your style in three words.
Pre Raphaelite Millennial.
How should your music be listened to?
I'd like to think the mark of a good song is one that would sound equally great coming out of a phone in a pint glass as out of a speaker tower at a major music festival (assuming you had drunk the contents of the glass first).
What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
Linda McCartney sausages. Yes they do sponsor us but only because I talk about them so much.
What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Fripp, Eno, Bowie, Wyatt, Gabriel, Bush...artists who have never stopped redefining who they are. You're either out there weathering the waves of the unknown or you're on a cruise ship...