We Bless This Mess
Since 2014, We Bless This Mess have been pursuing its purpose of spreading consciousness – whatever life brings along the way, you can always find peace within you and be surrounded by your loved ones.
Originally founded as a solo project by the singer-songwriter Nelson Graf Reis, We Bless This Mess turns this positive way of living into frenetic, catchy and straightforward tunes that engage the crowd with the joy of being alive. The last album “Awareness Songs and Side Stories” (2018) marks the turning point towards the full band format.
Although, their latest release “Unburden” (2019) is an acoustic EP that brings back the vibe of the first We Bless This Mess songs, and gives the band a ver-satile and dynamic format of presenting their live shows.
In November 2019, the UK-based trio landed in California to record their most ambitious work to date. ‘Enlightened Fool’ affirms the group’s lyrical narrative and it is the culmination of the whole journey around the world until nowadays. Each song is a chapter intensely written to bring awareness to every travelling soul out there. ‘Enlightened Fool’ appears as the best-produced work and most emotional to date alongside the vivacity of all musical arrangements. As the title announces, every human even in its pure state of innocence has to cross several stages in life until reaching a higher form of consciousness to perceive what this experience is all about. This record was only released in 2021 because of the current world situation, it’s original release date was meant to be in 2020 with release tour and the participation of some showcase festivals.
“No one has the right answer or any kind of magic potion to succeed, but luckily these songs might help someone to see life differently – such as feeling peace within and perceiving that, yes, we are alive”, they say.
We Bless This Mess have managed to progress while preserving the spirit of their origins in the punk-rock/punk-hardcore scene from Portugal.
In 6 years of existence, WBTM played over than 300 shows in numerous countries, sharing the stage with bands including Frank Turner, State Champs, Spanish Love Songs, Ducking Punches, Our Last Night, Beans on Toast and more. They have also graced the stages of Punk Rock Holiday, the FEST, Europavox, Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, SXSW and Tattoo Rock Fest Lisbon to name but a few.