Bands to Watch #218: Midnight High

By on Wednesday, 15th June 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hailing from the relatively unknown music scene of Lincoln, Midnight High are beginning to make a name for themselves across the UK. Formed from the ashes of various teenage bands, this indie-folk quartet have matured in recent years and are now focused solely on making catchy, emotive music.

Currently at the end of a mini-tour of Britain, Midnight High are determined to spread their own brand of indie-folk to the masses. Influenced by the likes of Paolo Nutini and The Strokes, the Lincoln four-piece have created an original sound in a scene populated by beige guitar bands.

Track ‘Dead Rabbits’ (which is available on their current self-titled EP) begins with a Johnny Cash-esque guitar, which continues throughout. Jace Weaver’s gravelly vocals really compliment the music, instead of the increasingly common whiny vocals found on a lot of indie releases – Midnight High are hopefully the breath of fresh are the indie scene needs. ‘Somewhere Along the Riverbed’ is much more akin to conventional modern guitar bands, but the vocals and lyrics are what differentiate Midnight High from the rest. Weaver’s voice stands out as the driving force behind the originality the band possess, although, without the rest of the group’s input the Lincoln lads could just become another ‘The’ band.

Despite still being unsigned, these guys are working hard to rectify it. Currently in the semi-finals of the Manchester leg of Surface Festival and playing many gigs across Britain, it hopefully won’t be long until you see the indie-folk foursome down at your local Barfly.

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3:35 pm
15th June 2011

Influenced by Paolo Nutini and The Strokes! There’s eclectic.


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