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How’d you like a punch in the face? Well, the music of Midnight Mob is the next best thing. This New York band combines punk, metal, blues, hard rock, and a little bit of soul into one rip-roaring package that’ll remind you of every great rock ’n’ roll act of the last 40 years—Guns N’ Roses, Danzig, Motörhead, Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age—without imitatation. The Mob has released two EPs - 2011’s self-titled debut and 2013’s Black Moon Rising, full length album in 2014 These Days and they’re coming back in summer 2015 with more, thanks to a successful PledgeMusic campaign that’s drawing support from fans across the US and the world.
In 2009, guitarist Mickey Squeeze was working as a guitar teacher and struggling to put a band together with former drummer Catastrophe. Through a series of bizarre coincidences and random encounters, by mid-2010 a lineup had solidified that included four of five current members: bassist Carly Quinn, frontwoman Blackey Deathproof, and rhythm guitarist Spydyr. Music was recorded, many gigs were played as far west as TX as far south as New Orleans and everything in between, which included South by Southwest & Dewey Beach Music Festival. In 2013, current drummer Beatz stumbled into the lineup on New Years 2014 while filling in for a mutual friend’s band.
The band’s music takes its inspiration from classic rock ’n’ roll, but it’s 1,000 percent modern, too. As Mickey says, “We play what we dig and people seem to dig what we play. We get the punk crowd, the metal crowd, the classic rock crowd even people who aren’t really into hard rock relate to us on some level.” Lyrically, it’s Blackey’s show, and she’s out to inspire as she impresses with her incredible vocal power; Blackey says, “My goal with my words in every song is to dig deeper into the human experience of love, loss, pain, abuse, addiction, and self-loathing, and climb my way out in a more triumphant way than the last time. Honest and brutal but glorious.”
The members’ musical tastes are as diverse as their audience: bands as far apart from each other as the Clash, Pantera, Disturbed, and Type O Negative can all be found in one Mobster or another’s libraries. This manifests itself in the songwriting, which Mickey says has grown more and more democratic over time. “Everyone’s got their boot on a song or two. These Days we’re exploring a lot more of each other’s ideas no matter how off the wall they maybe…it’s hitting a sweet spot when we all write together.”
Now they’re ready for their breakthrough, which their new EP will supply. Says Mickey, “The new stuff is a lot groovier in the vein of Clutch or Danzig or Queens of the Stone Age, but still keeps the punk rock charm. It has everything we’ve been doing— guitar solos, big drum fills, big vocals—but it moves better.”
Supporting the band’s PledgeMusic campaign can get you anything from a signed copy of the next CD to a Skype Q&A with a bandmember to a show in your town and a hang beforehand! Midnight Mob are destined to be the kings and queens of raw, 21st Century rock ’n’ roll—get in on the ground floor and say you knew them when!
Midnight Mob’s music has been heard on TV shows such as WWE Smackdown; Nitro Circus; Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, Restaurant Impossible, PGA Golf, MLB 2014 and many others.
After a particularly aggro performance at New York City’s Bitter End, Midnight Mob was commissioned to write the song “Rise Up” for Wello, a division of Pepsi.
Three official videos - “All for Nothing,” “These Days,” & “Overdrive”
Opened for Jane’s Addiction on the main stage of the 2014 CBGB Music Festival in New York City’s Times Square. Even Duff McKagan, GNR bassist, stayed watched the show & had some great feedback.
UK label STP Records was so impressed with the 5 piece that they put up the money to release a limited edition cd, “These Days”, for the UK crowd, which stirred up a frenzy of ultra favorable press.
Added to the Rok Biz Solutions merchandise roster in 2015 as one of their Flagship bands along with other notables such as International Swingers, Saving Abel, Bumblefoot, Stiff Little Fingers, UK Subs and many others