The members of Mess up the Mess! first came together at a far-flung dojo where each had come to devote herself/himself to the mastery of the martial arts technique known as the Quivering Palm – aka “the touch of death.” During their downtime they decided to form an upbeat musical combo through which they could channel their rage and frustration – for one must never use the ancient arts in anger. Interestingly enough, at one time or another the members have applied the Quivering Palm to each other…so it’s anyone’s guess when they will all drop dead. It adds an element of excitment to the shows – will today be the day one of their hearts explodes? Could be, could be not. You’ll have to come and see. In the meantime enjoy their brand of jangly messcore – the musical equivalent of the touch of death – and just see if your own heart doesn’t explode.