Nottingham UK’s Midnite City was formed in January 2017 by current Tigertailz front-man (and former Vega, Steevi Jaimz and Teenage Casket Company member and songwriter) Rob Wylde. Armed with an album’s worth of material, Wylde approached friend Pete Newdeck (Newman/ Eden’s Curse, Blood Red Saints) to produce three songs for him to shop to record labels.
The songs ‘Nothing’s Like Losing You’, ‘Summer Of Our Lives’ and ‘Think About You’ were then sent out to labels and garnered considerable interest across the board, resulting in a deal being inked with German label AOR Heaven.
With a record deal in place, Newdeck officially joined the band as drummer in the Spring of 2017, alongside Miles Meakin on guitar and Shawn Charvette on keyboards. With the line up now in place, the band began work on their debut album at PNP Productions in Tewkesbury UK, completing the recordings in June 2017.
Rob Wylde – Lead Vocals
Pete Newdeck – Drums & Backing Vocals
Miles Meakin – Lead Guitar
Shawn Charvette – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Josh ‘Tabbie’ Williams – Bass & Backing Vocals
With a sound that the band describes as ‘Timeless, melodic rock/ hair metal’, Midnite City cover all bases when it comes to this much-loved genre of music. From ultimate feel good, party rock anthems, to brooding melodic rock monsters, to spine-tingling power ballads, they are all here in abundance, and then some.
Following on from their explosive self-titled debut album which took the world by storm in 2017, Midnite City return all guns blazing with their sophomore release ‘There Goes the Neighbourhood’ – eleven tracks of fist-pumping, high energy, feel-good, hair metal of the highest order!
The lush melodies, huge choruses and gargantuan hooks found on their debut album are all here in abundance alongside some true modern day glam anthems, fun commercial party rock, moody mid-paced hard rockers and heart-wrenching power ballads big enough to light up an entire arena.
Killer first night of the tour in Birmingham last night! Next stop - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham tomorrow! #midnitecityoffcial #inatthedeependtour2023 pic.twitter.com/5xK4i84eac
As with the first album, the winning formula has remained – all songs have been written by Rob Wylde, whilst Pete Newdeck has once again taken control of production, engineering and mixing duties.
With ‘There Goes the Neighbourhood’ the band has literally stepped everything up several notches to unbridled, head splitting proportions. The guitars are big, the drums are huge, there are walls and walls of harmonies and more synths than you’d find this side of a classic Bon Jovi album. In a nutshell, this album has everything but the kitchen sink!
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October 18th,Ruido K4, Tokyo, Japan
October 19th,Zeela, Osaka, Japan
November 8th,Decadence, London, UK
November 9th,Alberts, Nottingham, UK
November 15th,Trillians, Newcastle, UK
November 16th,Waterloo, Blackpool, UK
November 17th,Bannermans, Edinburgh, UK
November 22nd,Cobblestones, Bridgwater, UK
November 23rd,Nightrain, Bradford, UK
May 6th,Hard Rock Hell Ibiza Festival,, UK
May 23rd,Breaking Bands Festival, Bromsgrove, UK
May 29th,Call Of The Wild Festival,Lincolnshire, UK
October 16th,Gravity festival, Cannock, UK