Beauty and anger. Hope and despair. Tension and release. For Finnish outfit messier, it’s all about balance. The Helsinki trio will release their debut LP, On Malaise, on May 7 through SideOneDummy Records.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for the album’s title track below:
“Having that full range of dynamics is really important to us,” says singer/guitarist Lauri Huumonen. “Loud and soft, light and dark; songs need to have a little bit of everything in order to feel human.”
Though Huumonen and his bandmates—bassist Antti Orajärvi and drummer Kristian Jokilahti—grew up in northern Finland, all three developed a passion for American and British music from an early age.
messier walk a tightrope between gritty aggression and delicate sensitivity, tackling disappointment and disillusionment with sharp insight and sardonic wit, and their performances are similarly bold and unpredictable, oscillating between moments of raucous chaos and reflective tranquillity.
Pre-order On Malaise here.