MESSED UP - Everything You Believe In - CD

13,27 €


MESSED UP are four Grrrls from the city of Grodno near the Polish and Lithuanian border. The quartet was founded in 2015 with the will to escape the lethargy of their post-Soviet homeland and to counter the social expectations and constraints of their own environment with self-empowerment and creativity. In the small Belarusian subculture, which is often affected by repression and incomprehension, at least a temporary breakout from everyday society is possible; tours through other cities and neighboring countries expand your own horizons better than Instagram and The band quickly feels at home in a D.I.Y. scene in which bands, promoters, and clubs know each other well and often have to act on the edge of illegality. Contacts to like-minded musicians with an emancipatory agenda such as MISTER X lead to WHAT WE FEEL to FEINE SAHNE FISCHFILET, who always work closely with local bands of the anti-fascist scene at their ex-USSR concerts and, in turn, support them in Germany. After MESSED UP had been perfecting their bone-dry, to-the-point punk rock for four years and released a digital EP, they have now released an eleven-song debut album with "Everything You Believe In" with always melodic punk rock, singer NASTYA reminds us with her powerful organ not infrequently to the colleagues from DISTILLERS, HOLE or L7. The band's Russian lyrics follow social and political hotspots such as racism, homophobia, or social ignorance - developed from a personal-lyrical perspective without slogans. In the cover of IGGY POP's famous song "You Wanna Be My Dog", the text is slightly changed, giving an old track new relevance. “Everything You Believe In” is not only the title of the album but also the motor for this young band, the reason to keep going. They refuse to be a conformist part of the patriarchal and oppressive society of the former USSR. They shout out loud what they reject and continue sailing against the strong winds of the reactionary zeitgeist.

1 Around me
2 Everything you believe in
3 Someone’s tears and pain
4 Have no heart
5 leave me alone
6 I Won’t
7 Empty inside
8 This is my world
9 Blind faith
10 Who gave you the right to?
11 I wanna be your dog (The Stooges)