Summer is upon us and things have somewhat quietened down here at Messis HQ.
The only real news is the label has just released The Young Sinclairs new single 'Engineer Man' b/w 'Problems', the single has been accepted favourably by blogs and magazines and has been given plenty of good press on various radio stations the world over.
Sadly however due to a delay at the pressing plant I won't be recieving the singles until the end of June, however the way pre-sales have gone plus the deals I have done with record shops and mail orders, this release will sell out within a couple of months of recieving the vinyl, this is pretty cool.
Everyone check out the Young Sinclairs on facebook, they are worthy of investigation.
Plans are in motion for the next 45 on Market Square, MSR - 03 will be The Space Agency, who are a briliant instrumental group from BrIghton, they have provided me with two really cool songs 'Bombay Potatoes' b/w 'Purple Power'... I am guessing the way things with the pressing plant are going, this'll likely be out in September.
The Higher State will be mixing their new LP 'Higher State' during June, this will be released on 13 O' Clock Records in the Autumn.
My LP 'Case Closed' has recieved a lot of good press on blogs, magazines and fanzines, so that makes me feel good, most of the reviewers seemed to grasp what the LP was about and it has been recieved well.
I have been demoing new tracks and currently have two newbies entitled 'Nightmares' and 'Penny Arcade' these will be properly recorded down in Sandgate, later in the year.... with a 45 release on 13 O'Clock in mind for the new year.
I am also planning a post-punk side project, as yet, it's only at the ideas stage, but I have written two tracks 'Pseudo Intellectuals and BBC 6 Music'.... these two tracks are influenced by 70s punk, especially groups like The Swell Maps, Subway Sect and a whole host of other DIY punkist during the late 70s.... I'm hoping to bring this into fruiton either later this year or next.
The reason I wanna do the above project, is I feel in today's music scene there is a distinct lack of real attitude or condemnation towards mass social ideals and norms and these kinda things need to be attacked and pointed out, not embraced and loved, which many bands and musicians (not too mention people in general) are currently excepting at the moment.
Paul Messis June 16th 2013