WE BLESS THIS MESS (PT/UK)
WE BLESS THIS MESS (PT/UK).Since 2014, We Bless This Mess has been pursuing its purpose of spreading true consciousness – whatever life brings along the way, you can always find peace within you and be surrounded by your loved ones. Originally founded as a solo project of Nelson Graf Reis, We Bless This Mess turns this positive way of living into frenetic, catchy, and straightforward tunes that engage the audience with the joy of simply being alive. The album ”Awareness Songs and Side Stories” marks the turning point towards the full band setting. In November 2019, the currently UK-based trio landed in California to record their most ambitious work to date. It was captured, mixed, and mastered by Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Recording Studios (a producer working with artists signed to Fat Wreck Chords or Pure Noise). ”Enlightened Fool” highlights the group’s lyrical narrative and it is the culmination of the whole journey around the world. Each song is a chapter intensely written to bring awareness to every traveling soul out there. It emerges as the best-produced album with all the vivacity of all musical arrangements brought into punk rock. We Bless This Mess has managed to progress while preserving the spirit of its origins in the punk/hardcore scene of Porto, Portugal, Nelson, and Bernardo’s hometown. The project played over 350 shows so far in numerous countries, sharing the stage with artists including Frank Turner, State Champs, Beans on Toast, Our Last Night, and Agnostic Front, while gracing the stages of Punk Rock Holiday, Sziget, The Fest Gainesville, SXSW, 2000 Trees, Europavox, Eurosonic, SXSW, Reeperbahn, among many others.