|The Hard Aches teamed up with Melbourne producer Sam Johnson at this studio Holes & Corners, having admired his work over the last few years on records with Camp Cope, The Smith Street Band, and The Bennies. After 3 long weeks and many late nights, the team had crafted 12 new tracks. Following some deliberation, the reigns were handed to grammy award winning engineer William Bowden, who imparted his mastering expertise on the record.
Messis a collection of songs inspired by the people around Ben and Alex and the experiences they’ve shared together or apart. The album was written with a focus on mental health in a hopeful and positive light.
Mess features guest vocal parts from Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq, The Bennies’ Craig Selak, and Long Island’s own Jeff Rosenstock, who happened to be in the country for Melbourne’s yearly punk rock festival, the Poison City Weekender.
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MESS ALBUM TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
ANTONIA AND THE LAZY SUSANS + SINCERELY, GRIZZLY
FRIDAY 13 APRIL – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
Supported By Face Face
SATURDAY 14 APRIL – THE GOV, ADELAIDE
Supported By Stabbitha & The Knifey Wifeys
WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
Supported By Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones
THURSDAY 19 APRIL – THE CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE
Supported By Hey Lady!
FRIDAY 20 APRIL – OXFORD ARTS FACTORY, SYDNEY
Supported By Nothing Rhymes With David
SATURDAY 21 APRIL – THE ZOO, BRISBANE
Supported By Emmy Hour
TUESDAY 24 APRIL – JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH
Supported By JOYS
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