MESADORM are Blythe Pepino // Aaron Zahl // Jo Silverston // David Johnston // Daisy Palmer. In their own words they are "five friends doing music"
Well in our opinion they dont just 'do' music, they make it magical and immersive and elating and thought provoking and fun. At one of their previous gigs here at The Barrel House one of our staff said "Its the only live gig I have ever been to where I have danced , sang, laughed & cried, sometimes it felt like all at the same time!!"
Bone-melting. Intravenous Cup-a-Soup. Intimacy, depth-channelling beats and shining synth-led harmonies. A unique and bright collage of dead-good. Not for the faint of constitution. For divers not paddlers.
Debut record ‘Heterogaster’ released in 2018 took relationship truths, epiphanies about the nature of family, sexuality, and pain and put them in a blender with heaps of Bjork, Kate Bush, Caribou, chia seeds, fresh ginger and tequila. 2019’s Epicadus gave an acoustic, whisper-in-the-ear retelling that was no less of a punch to the place where sad and beautiful memories think they are safe and out of reach.
Epic standalone releases ‘Let’s Leap’ and ‘Take Me To A Place’ were collaborative attempts with critically acclaimed Bristol based producer and amazing craftsperson Tim Allen (Bat for Lashes // Adrian Utley) to create the tracks for ‘Pollinator’, although when the decision was made for Pepino to re-produce the tracks to be closer to her demo versions, only ‘Take Me To A Place’ (appearing this time as ‘Tenorion Try’) made the cut onto new LP ‘Pollinator’, scheduled for release on 8th April 2022.
‘Pollinator’ offers some of the same cockle-nourishing stick-to-the-side of the glass thickness as previous releases but with a handful of rusty nails thrown in. Carrying an added punky ‘fuck it’ rallying against nationalism and our society’s leaderless descent into the warm, soggy bin of history; Pollinator screams and serenades for alternatives whilst appreciating the beauty and closeness of the moments and connections that really matter as they pass.
HEARING AID BEIGE