A.Swayze & the Ghosts have unleashed ‘Mess of Me’, a rollicking punk anthem that’s as fun and bold as their theatrical live shows. The track received its world premiere by Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 and is accompanied by a groundhog-day inspired video, directed by Nick Green.
In further exciting news, A.Swayze & the Ghosts will embark on their first North American tour across April-May, including Shaky Knees festival as well as headline shows across the East & West Coast.
Parallel to the sass and irresistible swagger of the track is a deep dive into the attitudes and habits we develop from childhood. Described in the words of frontman Andrew Swayze:
“This song discusses inheritance. Not the conventional heirloom, but the type of negative trait you may learn as a child voyeur of your surroundings. Hendrik brought the song to us with the chorus “you’re always trying to make a mess of me”. Since I don’t have any saboteur but myself, I changed his lyrics and wrote the rest around the new chorus.”
A. SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS
North American Tour Sun 26 Apr | Washington, DC | DC9
Mon 27 Apr | Allston, MA | Great Scott
Wed 29 Apr | Brooklyn, NY | Baby’s All Right
Thu 30 Apr | Philadelphia, PA | Milkboy
Sat 2 May | Atlanta, GA | Shaky Knees Music Festival
Tue 5 May | Los Angeles, CA | The Echo
Wed 6 May | San Francisco, CA | Bottom of the Hill
For all ticket information, head to www.aswayzeandtheghosts.com
Sat 30 May | The Big Music Pineapple Festival