posted August 26th, 2022

Yes, Mess Esque is spreading all over the place, beyond the magical shores of their native land. And to wit, they've got more news!

Returned to their separate spaces between tours of the US and the just-announced - and just-starting, holy gasp! - European tour (commencing in the sovereign territory of the UK - god bless 'em), Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann's remote-link got all burnt up as they plotted a couple of fresh courses to the center of our soul - yup, for a tour single! On these two "sides", Mick's instrumental beds flourish with the intervention of Helen's vocal melodies, the combined strains of which create a flowing heartbreak sensation in us, the listener. Ah, love as dislocation, beautiful and strange; breaking down some eternal mysteries while keeping others captured beautifully in amber!

Mess Esque's new tour single is strickly online now, but it will eventually appear in actual factual vinyl form - once they've chipped them all out of the walls of their underground vinyl caves and dragged 'em, via stone sled, to the surface - so don't just stand there, stream ya the first A side (sure, it's a double A, classic), "Armour Your Amor", today - and also today, get your pre-order in, with our assurances that, when it physically arrives in your hands, it'll come wrapt in a lil foldover jacket with full-color paintings from - no, not Mick Turner, painter of all his releases that he surveys - but instead, paintings from two of his esteemed contemporaries, Darren McDonald and Robin Astley.

Listen to “Armour Your Amor” now by clicking the link above! And make sure to grab your tickets for the swiftly-impending Mess Esque UK/EU tour!



8/27/22 The Forum Bath United Kingdom*

8/28/22 Stylus Leeds United Kingdom*

8/29/22 Queen Margaret Union (QMU) Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom*

8/30/22 Limelight Belfast Northern Ireland United Kingdom*

8/31/22 Vicar Street Dublin Ireland*

9/2/22 End Of The Road Festival Salisbury United Kingdom

9/3/22 Manchester Psych Fest Manchester United Kingdom

9/5/22 OLT Rivierenhof Antwerp Belgium*

9/9/22 Cafe OTO London United Kingdom

9/12/22 Gloria Theater Cologne Germany*

9/13/22 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands*

9/14/22 Openluchttheater De Goffert Nijmegen Netherlands*

9/15/22 Huxleys Neue Welt Berlin Germany*

9/16/22 Den Graa Hal Copenhagan Denmark*

9/17/22 Plan B Malmo Sweden*

9/19/22 Depart Kortrijk Belgium*

9/20/22 Le Trianon Paris France*


*w/ Kurt Vile

Artists in this story: Mess Esque