No Echo is now playing the new single “Still S.A.D.” by Copenhagen-based melodic punk outfit BIG MESS, as the band prepares for the release of their Try To Enjoy It LP through Indisciplinarian at the end of September.
Alongside the “Still S.A.D.” single, No Echo conducted an interview with BIG MESS vocalist Tobias Bendixen, in which he issues of the song, “The title is a reference to the Dr. Dre song, ‘Still D.R.E.’ The first line is also taken from that very same song! I’m not sure how that reference popped up, except that Dr. Dre was a childhood favorite of mine. I guess, it’s also a way of injecting some humor into a song that deals with trying to make it out of a bad place, but also having trouble with your friendships, relying on sleeping pills, and things like that.”
Check out No Echo’s short interview with BIG MESS and stream of the infectious “Still S.A.D.” RIGHT HERE.
Also see the band’s recently-released “Pick Ur Queen” video HERE.
BIG MESS has booked a string of Scandinavian shows throughout the coming weeks in connection with the release of the new LP, with further live updates to be expected.
BIG MESS Live:
9/30/2017 Huset – Copenhagen, DK
10/13/2017 128:A – Gothenburg, SE
10/14/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO
11/02/2017 Kulturstationen – Vanloese, DK
In 2016, BIG MESS released their debut LP You Know I Care, which caused punks to hum along throughout Copenhagen. It’s hard not to – the band’s music is melodic, unpretentious, and personal. BIG MESS’ follow-up record, Try To Enjoy It, takes that catchiness to new heights. The album consists of twelve melodic, energetic songs about heartbreak, illness, and gender identity. Try To Enjoy It is a melodic, energetic punk rock record, which — besides its rock n’ roll setup — also shines with its colorful instrumentation born out of imagination, play, and impulsive experimentation. Try To Enjoy It was produced by BIG MESS and Emil Hassing, and mastered by Danish punk legend Peter Peter (Sort Sol, Bleeder Group), with artwork by Anna Sofie Mørch Bendixen.