Photo: Heron Furtwangler

Since forming in 2007 in New York City, The Electric Mess have developed into an exciting and tight rock n' roll band, led by an 

androgynous and dynamic lead singer, Esther Crow, with Dan Crow (guitar),  Oweinama Biu (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Derek Davidson (bass),

and Alan J. Camlet (drums).


The Huffington Post: "The Electric Mess entertain as a unit and still keep the music heads happy with their solid musicianship, a
"too cool

for words" repertoire, and one of the most electrifying front men I have ever seen." (Sal Nunziato)


They released their self-titled debut album in early 2010. It received excellent reviews and all 13 tracks have been heard on radio stations

both in the U.S. and internationally, including Rodney Bingenheimer's "Rodney on the ROQ" (KROQ, Los Angeles),"Little Steven's Underground

Radio Show" (Sirius/XM), and Nights with Alice Cooper" (syndicated radio show).


All-Music Guide (USA)
"**** of 5 stars.  (The Electric Mess) have the vintage approach and  feel, they can write great songs, and the band isn't afraid to hit

‘em  hard and make their music move... Anyone who wonders if there's  anything left to be said on the garage revival scene ought to give 

The Electric Mess' debut a listen.”


"You've Become a Witch" was featured in the British feature Mod thriller, "Blood and Carpet," released in 2015 (watch the trailer featuring

our song).


Their second album, "Falling Off the Face of the Earth," was released June, 2012 on Groovie Records (Portugal, CD/LP),  with the songs 

"He Looks Like a Psycho," "The Girl With the Exploding Dress," and “I Didn’t Miss You at All.” Again  all 13 songs received radio airplay

worldwide and the album received excellent reviews. 


Shindig! (UK):
"The Electric Mess? Nothing could be further from the truth! Fronted by the mercurial vocal talents of androgynous lead singer

Esther Crow AKA Chip Fontaine and backed by four intuitive musicians... the New York City-based outfit produce tight, inventive, white

knuckle ride garage-punk."  


In May, 2013 they had their first European tour, playing 7 shows across Spain and Portugal to great, receptive audiences, and the band 

returned to Europe in Oct. 2015, playing 8 shows in Germany, France, and Spain, including the Soundflat Ballroom Bash in Cologne.


In 2014, ​"You've Become a Witch" and "He Looks Like a Psycho" were both featured in the independent  horror film, "Lake Nowhere" 

and can  be seen on Amazon Prime, Blu-ray/DVD, and V.O.D.


Their third album, "House on Fire," was released June, 2014 on Soundflat Records (Germany, CD/LP)  to excellent reviews and extensive

radio play.


The Vinyl District:

"...House on Fire finds them operating with energy and precision. Exhibiting impressive musicianship led by loud guitar and distinct

vocal flair, the Mess’ sound is instantly familiar and yet loaded with personality as they deliver an assured punch.... they continue to

display a level of refinement and preciseness in their work that solidly differentiates them from the strains of much recent garage-punk

activity. Rather than lo-fi scuzz, the Mess are vivid, polished (though not especially slick) and unapologetically pro in execution...

The Electric Mess’ finest record so far."


In 2015 Soundflat Records re-issued The Electric Mess debut album on LP, first time on vinyl.   They are currently finishing up their 4th record entitled "You're My Overdrive" for a 2017 CD/LP release.​


They have shared the stage with Paul Collins Beat, ? and the Mysterians, The Love Me Nots, The Cynics, King Salami and The Cumberland Three, Stupidity, Muck and the Mires, Palmyra Delran, Kurt Baker,  The Connection, The Above, The Doughboys, Jay Vons, Quitty and the Don'ts,

The Rats of NYC, White Mystery, Twin Guns, The Isomniacs, Born Loose, 45 Adapters, and many others.