Midnight Mob

Midnight Mob

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockPunk

Midnight Mob is a New York City 4 piece that combines rock n roll, punk, metal and soul into a high octane engine influenced by Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig, The Clash & Hanoi Rocks. Physical copies of the new ep, Honest Brutal Glorious, will be released at Gramercy Theatre, NYC on 12/5/15.

Biography

Midnight Mob is a New York City 4 piece that combines rock n roll, punk, metal and soul into a high octane engine influenced by Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig, The Clash & Hanoi Rocks. They’ve released two EPs to date—2011’s self-titled debut and 2013’s Black Moon Rising—and they’re coming back in December 2015 to hit you with the newest EP, Honest Brutal Glorious, thanks to a 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 guitarist Mickey Squeeze, bassist Carly Quinn, frontwoman Blackey Deathproof, drummer Mikey Catastrophe and rhythm guitarist Spydyr. Music was recorded, many gigs were played (including two visits to South by Southwest). In 2013 Catastrophe left and in 2014, current drummer Beatz was mixed into the gang. Then in 2015 Spydyr left the band.

The band’s music takes its inspiration from classic rock n roll, but it’s 1000% modern, too. As Mickey says, “You don’t want to be a retro act. We get punk people, metal people, even people who aren’t really into hard rock can relate to us.” Lyrically, it’s Blackey’s show, and she’s out to inspire as she impresses with her incredible vocal power; she 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, the Distillers, 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 stronger and more focused. “Everyone’s got their dirty fingerprint on a song or two. We really hit a sweet spot where we can all write together.”

Midnight Mob’s music has been heard on TV shows like WWE SmackdownNitro CircusDiners, Drive-Ins & Dives; and Restaurant Impossible, among others. After a particularly aggro performance at New York’s Bitter End, they were commissioned to write the song “Rise Up” for Wello, a division of Pepsi. They’ve made three videos—“Overdrive,” “All for Nothing,” and “These Days”—and opened for Jane’s Addiction on the main stage of the CBGB Music Festival in New York’s Times Square in 2014. Now they’re ready for the final 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. It has everything we’ve been doing— guitar solos, big drum fills, big vocals—but it moves better. We even thrown in a little funk & reggae.”

Peace, Love, Swag N Roll…





Lyrics

All For Nothing

Written By: Blackey Deathproof

Verse
Oh your troubled heart
Trying to take this world apart
Baby I’m with you and bound to lose

You been out all night
Thinking what you do is right
Maybe at some point you’ve got to choose

Pre Chorus
Blame this, blame that
You wonder where your head is at
The only hearts you have are hearts you take

Chorus
I’m telling you baby
I never want to be
That card up your sleeve
Because it’s all for nothing

Maybe I never want to see
Those things that you believe
Because it’s all for nothing

Verse
My tears fill this room
This home became an empty tomb
Darling you pushed everyone away

Your fist in the air
Screaming out when no one’s there
Nothing left for me to want me to stay

Pre Chorus
Blame this, blame that
You wonder where your head is at
The only hearts you have are hearts you take

Chorus
I’m telling you baby
I never want to be
That card up your sleeve
Because it’s all for nothing

Maybe I never want to see
Those things that you believe
Because it’s all for nothing
Bridge
All for nothing yeah
All for nothing yeah
Stuck with all your pride
Lost inside the lie
I know that you may never change
Let’s just say goodbye

Pre Chorus
Blame this, blame that
You wonder where your head is at
The only hearts you have are hearts you break

Chorus
I’m telling you baby
I never want to be
That card up your sleeve
Because it’s all for nothing

Maybe I never want to see
Those things that you believe
Because it’s all for nothing

Outro
All for nothing yeah
Because it’s all for nothing

These Days

Written By: Blackey Deathproof

oh these days they get so long
feel the vultures over your head
here they come to pick you clean
lead the snake right into your bed
tired, broken, is it tearing you in two
wouldn't try and hold your breath
cuz baby you'd turn blue

there's a little place in the desert sun
where the world comes to an end
we'll be dancing in the fire light my friend

oh these days are long
without you my hearts in two
oh the night comes strong
without you well I'd be through

oh those nights there coming strong
and the world came tumbling down
we'll be running through the streets
cities burning to the ground
tired broken is it tearing you in two
weary restless and now I've come for you

there's a little place in the desert sun
where the world comes to an end
we'll be dancing in the fire light my friend

oh these days are long
without you my hearts in two
oh the night comes strong
without you well I'd be through

oh the sun is setting now
and your reaching out your hand
ain't as hollow as it seems
drowned while you can stand
oh the tragedy
when it's all said and done

you're not the one next to me
these days are long
the night comes strong
without you I'm nothing
I'm nothing

there's a little place in the desert sun
where the world comes to an end
we'll be dancing in the fire light my friend

oh these days are long
without you my hearts in two
oh the night comes strong
without you well I'd be through

there's a little place in the desert sun
where the world comes to an end
we'll be dancing in the fire light my friend

oh these days are long
without you my hearts in two
oh the night comes strong
without you well I'd be through

Overdrive

Written By: Blackey Deathproof

Verse
Slow decaying generation
On the verge of devastation
Systems set to overdrive
Yet nothing seems to satisfy
Pressure grows then you crack
Rips the bones right from your back
I’m left in a pool of shame
ALL ALONE NO ONE TO BLAME

Chorus
I’m heading for overdrive
Will I survive

Verse
Looking for that new solution
To undo my blood pollution
Couldn’t take love’s affliction
Settled for a new addiction
Start to slip and then I choke
Cannot fix the things I broke
Looking for that place to hide
WITH BLOODY HANDS NO ALLIBY

Chorus
I’m heading for overdrive
Will I survive

Bridge
I’m still alive

Everyone’s got holes to mend
You’ll never break if you don’t bend

CLEAN SLATE IS ALL I NEED
CLEAN SLATE IS ALL I NEED
CLEAN SLATE IS ALL I NEED

Cuz I can’t feel anymore
Where did I go wrong

Lord My, My, My Appetite

Verse
Slow decaying generation
On the verge of devastation
Systems set to overdrive
Yet nothing seems to satisfy
Pressure grows then you crack
Rips the bones right from your back
I’m left in a pool of shame
ALL ALONE NO ONE TO BLAME

Chorus
I’m heading for overdrive
Will I survive

Outro
I’m still alive

Be Mine

Written By: Blackey Deathproof,Mickey Squeeze

bodies turning in my grave tonight
I'm dreaming of your face
the air you breath brings me to life
I wont stand for second place
my head is spinning like a wheel
since the time you came around

when our near me my world burns down

hey you looking oh so fine, would you
be mine all mine
oh yeah, want you all the time, would you
be mine all mine
oh darling got me on my knees
be mine all mine
oh baby wont you please please please
be mine
your my sunshine

now you got me in a daze,
I'm dreaming of that simple life
I want the house, the white picket fence
and I can be your little wife
now I hear it said out loud, I take it back I would get bored
oh your leaving and I want more

hey you looking oh so fine, would you
be mine all mine
oh yeah, want you all the time, would you
be mine all mine
oh darling got me on my knees
be mine all mine
oh baby wont you please please please
be mine
your my sunshine

my sunshine
my sunshine
give me your hand my heart I give
give me your hand my heart I give
give me your hand my heart I give
give me your hand my heart I give

hey you looking oh so fine, would you
be mine all mine
oh yeah, want you all the time, would you
be mine all mine
oh darling got me on my knees
be mine all mine
oh baby wont you please please please
be mine
your my sunshine
my sunshine
my sunshine
yah yah yah yah
your all mine
my sunshine

Discography

Honest Brutal Glorious Winter 2015/2016

These Days UK release 2014

Black Moon Rising released January 2013

Midnight Mob E.P released Jan. 21st 2011

Set List

Typically 35min to 60min but have done 2 hours

Originals & Covers

Recorded Originals:

Rise Up, Perfect Crime, Hit or Miss, So Hard, Overdrive, All For Nothing, Walking Dead,My Undead Darling, Black Moon Rising, These Days, Be Mine, Song For The Damned, Run For Your Life, Ghosts, Black Mamba, Swing On, Stay

Covers:
20th Century Boy (T. Rex),
Pretty Vacant (Sex Pistols)
People Who Died (Jim Carrol)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)

Electric Worry (Clutch)

Stay with Me (The Dictators)