midatlantic (formerly the bleedin bleedins)

midatlantic (formerly the bleedin bleedins)

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Music hits you in one of three places, the head, the hips or the heart. With Midatlantic (formerly the bleedin bleedins), it’s all three. Don’t let the name fool you, this anglo-influenced Boston-n-Dublin quintet deliver gorgeously amped music, with anthemic twists and melodic turns


Music hits you in one of three places - the head, the hips or the heart. The sound of Bostonian/Dublin quintet Midatlantic hits you square on in all three.

Midatlantic is the musical re-incarnation of Boston/Dublin band The Bleedin Bleedins. The quintet, known for delivering jaggedly amped melodies with anthemic twists and turns.

Singer Mike Coen and guitarist Barry Kelly from Kildare go back as far as the year 2000 and formed the power trio, The Bleedin Bleedins with drummer/producer, Dave Franz in 2004. They have toured extensively in the US and Europe and shared stages with The Strokes, The Frames, BellX1 and Fountains of Wayne among others.

The band has recently expanded to a 5-piece forging a sound that has evolved into something much, much bigger. The quality of the song is always at the heart of what Midatlantic creates with songs that thread a broad line from the visceral to the caressing.

The band released their second full-length album “The Longest Silence” in September 2008 in the United States and recently their song “Darkest Day” was featured on prime time TV show “Without a Trace”.

Midatlantic will make you think, make you dance and ultimately make you want more.

Festival appearances:
>> SXSW 2005, 2006 and 2008 (irish breakfast and BMI Austinist Lunch time Show)
>> NEMO 2004, 2005 and 2006
>> Hard Working Class Heroes (Dublin) 2005 and 2006
>> IMRO Showcase Week (Dublin) 2006
>> Dewey Pop Festival (Dewey Beach DEL) 2005

Tourography: East coast, Florida, Austin TX and UK/Ireland

Radio highlights:
>> Charted on CMJ Top 200 for 5 weeks
>> 15th most added week of 1/23/06
>> Peaked at #78
>> Only self-release in Top100 3 weeks running, next to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
>> Spins and adds on WERS, WFNX, WBCN, WRIR, WSOU, WOXY, KCRW, KFAI, more
>> "Weather" featured on NPR's All Songs Considered open mic 6/12/06
>> Ranked in the Top 3 of MediaGuide's Unsigned Alternative airplay chart week of 4/21/06

Radio on-air appearances: WFNX/New England Product, WAAF/Bay State Rock, WMFO/On the Town, WSOU/Campus Buzz, WBRS/The Joint Talk, Red FM (Cork, Ireland), Anna Livia (Dublin, Ireland) KCLR (Kilkenny, Ireland)

TV appearances: Fox Morning News twice (Fox 25 Boston), Barry Nolan Live (CN8 Comcast New England)

Accolades: "Life Without Computers" nominated for Debut Album of the Year by the Boston Music Awards 2006

Shared the stage with: The Strokes, The Frames, Fountains of Wayne, Letters To Cleo, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), The Chalets, Dear Leader, Republic of Loose, Scissors for Lefty

Check us out:

Mike Coen - Vocals
Barry Kelly - Guitars
Rob Fusco - Drums, and everything else
Matt Deikmann - bass
John Mileham - Keys


"Life Without Computers" (LP)
Release Date: January 24, 2006 in U.S.
Produced by Will Robertson and David Franz
Mastered by Scott Elson (Gateway Mastering credits Beck, Foo Fighters, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson's "Smile")
Available at all Newbury Comics locations, Bull Moose Music (NH/ME) and Waterloo Records (Austin) and online at iTunes and TowerRecords.com

Album "The Longest Silence" Fall 2008 New material includes "On & On," "You Just Don't Understand," "Shine" and "Writing in the Sand"

Release Date: October 16, 2008 in U.S.
Produced by David Franz and Midatlantic
Mastered by Scott Elson (Gateway Mastering credits Beck, Foo Fighters, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson's "Smile")
Available at all Newbury Comics locations, Bull Moose Music (NH/ME) and Waterloo Records (Austin) and online at iTunes, emusic, amazon, rhapsody, and many more.

EP "Isle Of Shoals" Fall 2010 New material includes "Waiting For," "Beautiful Life," "Disaster" and "New Frontier"

Release Date: October 1, 2010 in U.S.
Produced by Midatlantic
Engineered and Recorded by Rob Fusco
Mastered by Nick Zampiello (New Alliance Mastering)
Available online everywhere.

Set List

10-15 high energy songs - If you want to dance or bang your mullet, we've got a show for YOU!