Midnight Youth

Midnight Youth

About Midnight Youth from Auckland

Midnight Youth have truly hit the ground running. Initially coming
together in 2006 after the roots of the band honed their skills in the
Rockquest series of shows, the band rapidly utilized the experience
gained from the New Zealand high school competition and channeled the
essence of their tightly-wound live performance into the debut single
‘Supernatural’. Unusually for an unsigned band, the song attained
national airplay on NZ’s rock and pop stations; and even more
unusually, inspired a house remix from Tim Phinn locally, and a further
electro remix by Melbourne-based producers Vandalism, released on
Australian label Central Station.

Selected by INXS as support
act in New Zealand, the electric performance of Midnight Youth won over
some new fans: not just those in the audiences, but INXS themselves.
The veteran Australian group would watch Midnight Youth’s set from side
of stage, later proclaiming the band as one of the best they had played
with in Australasia.

These early successes resulted in the band
being awarded the 2006 Rock FM Scholarship, which Midnight Youth
translated into their next single, ‘A New Day’. As the song was
released, the building momentum surrounding the band became tangible –
the video remained in C4’s Top 40 for five weeks, and was nominated as
Juice TV’s ‘Breakthrough Video of the Year’. Furthermore, the attention
‘A New Day’ received was not confined to New Zealand and Australia
alone – they attained airplay on influential LA radio station Indie
103.1 (which numbers Henry Rollins and Sex Pistol Steve Jones amongst
its DJs); and appeared on the US TV show, Project MyWorld.

has started with a bang for the young band, securing the opening slot
for INCUBUS and OKGO in NZ and they were selected by ACTIVISION
BLIZZARD to preview the new GUITAR HERO 4 game at a global media retail
conference in August this year.

Also after being approached
earlier in the year by a producer in New York the band also began
recording their debut record in Williamsburg Brooklyn in April/May,
which is set for release in early 2009.

All of which brings us
back to the here and now, with Midnight Youth set to issue their first
single THE LETTER. With songs drawing on their diverse cultural
backgrounds – New Zealand, African, and British – and informed by the
variety of rock and pop influences this heritage suggests, the audience
Midnight Youth have the potential to reach is wide open.

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what time and date is midnight youth playing? n e 1 know?

Posted by Melissa anonymous 4 years ago

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