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MIDGAR are a four-piece rock band from London, UK. The band's vocalist, Andy Wilson - Taylor, had a vision for a darker, more melodic band which draws its sound from a more classical influence; and so, Midgar was born in 2008.

Two years later in 2010, finally settled on the current line-up (Andy Wilson - Taylor, Mike Wiles, Matt Jarman and Oli Wiseman), Midgar spent much of the year on tour, supporting the self release of their debut mini-album 'Lead Your Children To The Sky'. The band made great headway, with strong support from Scuzz TV, LAVA TV and Kerrang! TV and landed full page features and album reviews from Rock Sound Magazine, Big Cheese, Kerrang! and many more.

Midgar have sealed a reputation as a "must see" live band for their ability to switch effortlessly between passages of subtlety and fragility, and those of raw aggression and power; a trademark that defines their sound. Wilson - Taylor explains, "We just play music that we like. We have very mixed musical backgrounds and this comes across in the song-writing process. This can sometimes make us difficult to place; while every song we write sounds like 'Midgar', there's a very wide range of sounds we like to make as a band. We put melody and harmony before any particular style or genre."

The band are currently in the throes of finishing their debut full length album, due for release next year. Having dared to be different with their previous releases, Midgar have high ambitions in creating a full length that will stamp them firmly on the musical map for years to come.

"With this album, it's an opportunity for us to build an entire musical landscape for the listener. It's our most extreme record to date, in every way - we've pushed ourselves to the limit and as a result, we've come out with something that we're incredibly proud of. We can't wait for the world to hear it."

In a music scene which can often feel contrived, Midgar bring a sense of honesty back to rock music, creating something that transcends genres and trends that come and go in a mere heartbeat. Their fans will be the first to tell you that Midgar are different. Perhaps that's what makes them so loyal.