Order of the Mess unveiled their new video yesterday (you can check it out at the bottom), but as well as giving you the music we’re giving you our usual delve into the band themselves…
We lived many years in Cork (Ireland) but we both actually come from two opposite sides of Italy.
How did you meet?
Thanks to a mutual friend who never wanted to introduce us to each other as he thought “you are way too different kinds of people to be friends”. But it worked! The rest is history.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Our first gig as Order of the Mess was on May 1st 2014.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Order of the Mess means the constant balance in life and it also represent the 2 souls of the band. Also, it sounds cool.
What are your influences?
Life, Love, the weird people we meet everyday, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, and in general all music able to shake our blood.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
The mix of melody, groove and enormous riffs.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
All our lyrics are about one simple theme: Life is to Love. Life is to Rock. Rock is to Love.
What’s your live show like?
It’s a give-all-you-have show. We are very passionate on stage and we honestly don’t care about anything but making a rock show and having great fun between us and with the audience. Our shows are always a great rock party.
How many shows have you played?
Around 60 gigs.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We are not the kind of rockers who love to go wild or crazy on stage in an artificial way – we’re wild and weird enough ourselves so we think it’s enough.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
We use a classic Pearl drumkit and a three Ampeg amps set-up and Gibson Guitars.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
We are promoting “Si-B” our first official single outside of Ireland.
What are your plans for 2018?
We will release 2 new singles/videos within the summer and our first album will be out on June 16th 2018. Supporting these releases will be on tour from May around Ireland including most of the festivals like Sea Sessions, Townlands Carnival, Indiependence Festival, and many more. Then we will try to “invade” the UK and the rest of Europe from September onward!
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
We would love to support a band called Mother’s Cake from Austria and to be opened by another amazing Irish Math-Rock Duo called Bicurious.
From previous Band of the Day Stone Theory: What do you think of the relation between social media and being a band in this day and age?
It’s a sick relationship. There’s too much focus on it by bands. The main thing is the music. First make great tunes, after that the social media can be good tools to spread that music. We saw too many bands working more on posts for facebook and/or tweets than actual music.
From previous Band of the Day Divided Minds: What has been your favourite venue to play?
Chasing Bull, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. Ireland.
From previous Band of the Day Serpent Lord: Do you think there must be a limit for musicians when it comes to defining, or even changing their style/genre?
No limits here. Music is a form of expression. If a change of style is coming from a genuine need to say something different is more than fine.