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Midnight Youth

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Midnight Youth are a New Zealand rock band and currently based in Australasia.

They formed in 2006 while at Rangitoto College in Auckland with three members of the band competing in Rockquest with the band name Resonate. Jeremy Redmore and Nick Campbell joined the group in mid-2006 after their lead singer, Scott Franz, left due to creative differences.

In 2009 the band released their debut album, The Brave Don't Run, in New Zealand and Australia where it debuted at #2 on the NZ Top 40 Album chart. The album produced five singles - The Letter, All On Our Own, Learning To Fall, Cavalry and Golden Love. The later featured on US TV series One Tree Hill.

The band took home three awards at the NZ Music Awards in 2009 - Best Rock Album, Best Group and Best Engineer (Andrew Buckton).

They are currently working on their second studio record due for release in 2011.

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“The Brave Don’t Run should be celebrated as a stunning success, particularly for a debut release!”
The AU Review

“Midnight Youth’s confidence, and obvious love of playing, shows in their set, proving why they have gone so far in such a short time, and why their status will continue to rise.”
Fasterlouder.com.au The Zoo August 2009

“They were the perfect support band, and would have put any other headliner to shame. Their songs are catchy, their energy was perfect, and their drummer, well, he’s a show all on his own. He can twirl a stick mid-solo and keep a beat with thin air, brilliant.”
Fasterlouder.com.au Metro City Perth June 2010

“New Zealand indie kids Midnight Youth then blew everyone out of the water. Immersed in sinister red lighting tones, walls of wailing noise guitars, and tribal pounding drums the band brought in ‘Cavalry’, a taste from their recently released debut ‘The Brave Don’t Run’. Confidence oozed from their very core”
Xpress magazine

“Jeremy Redmore is an absolutely phenomenal vocalist, and was in perfect pitch the whole performance, flawless.
Fasterlouder.com.au Annandale Hotel August 2009

“For the 100 or so fans turned away at the door, you missed something special. But don't worry - Midnight Youth are guaranteed to be around for a long time to come.”
Stuff.co.nz

“This is an album you will listen to again and again, sing along to if you will.”
Amplifier.co.nz

Band Members:
Simon Oscroft (guitar)
Jeremy Redmore (vocals)
Matt Warman (bass)
Aidan Bartlett (drums)
Nick Campbell (keyboards, guitar)

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  • Auckland

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Shade
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Midnight Youth to release debut album
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:24 pm
Midnight Youth are pleased to announce their debut album THE BRAVE DON’T RUN will be released in New Zealand on April 27, 2009.

Midnight Youth have truly hit the ground running on the back of the success of first single, ‘The Letter’. Now, the second single, ‘All On Our Own’, looks set to do the same – leading into the release of one of this year’s most-anticipated debut albums.

‘The Letter’ has been the #1 most played New Zealand song on radio and the music video simultaneously hit #1 on two major music television networks. The track also held a Top 10 position for more than 15 weeks in the Radioscope Top 100; while the new single, ‘All On Our Own’, was the second Most Added song at radio in it’s first week.

THE BRAVE DON’T RUN was recorded in studios in New York (whose previous inhabitants include music luminaries Ryan Adams and Sufjan Stevens) and Auckland (the D4). The album was produced by Brooklyn’s Terence Dover and Auckland’s Andrew Buckton.

Leading up to the album release, the band have spent a busy six months touring New Zealand and the United States - including shows across New Zealand with The Veronicas, Metro Station and P-Money. The North American dates included the acclaimed SXSW music festival in Austin (Texas), and shows in New York and at Los Angele’s famed Viper Room.

THE BRAVE DON’T RUN will be released in New Zealand on April 27, 2009 through Warner Music

www.midnightyouth.com
 

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Midnight Youth - 'The Letter' hitting TV and Radio this week
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:25 pm
Some time in the distant past, a great artist wrote “everywhere you turn points to the fact that time is eternal”.

It could be said that the very name Midnight Youth represents something of this idea, evoking both permanence and transience of time. However, The Midnight Youth are not a philosophical concept at all.

Midnight Youth have truly hit the ground running. Initially coming together in 2006 after the roots of the band honed their skills in the Rockquest series of shows, the band rapidly utilized the experience gained from the New Zealand high school competition and channelled the essence of their tightly-wound live performance into the debut single ‘Supernatural’. Unusually for an unsigned band, the song attained national airplay on NZ’s rock and pop stations; and even more unusually, inspired a house remix from Tim Phinn locally, and a further electro remix by Melbourne-based producers Vandalism, released on Australian label Central Station.

Selected by INXS as support act in New Zealand, the electric performance of Midnight Youth won over some new fans: not just those in the audiences, but INXS themselves. The veteran Australian group would watch Midnight Youth’s set from side of stage, later proclaiming the band as one of the best they had played with in Australasia.

These early successes resulted in the band being awarded the 2006 Rock FM Scholarship, which Midnight Youth translated into their next single, ‘A New Day’. As the song was released, the building momentum surrounding the band became tangible – the video remained in C4’s Top 40 for five weeks, and was nominated as Juice TV’s ‘Breakthrough Video of the Year’. Furthermore, the attention ‘A New Day’ received was not confined to New Zealand and Australia alone – they attained airplay on influential LA radio station Indie 103.1 (which numbers Henry Rollins and Sex Pistol Steve Jones amongst its DJs); and appeared on the US TV show, Project MyWorld.

2008 has started with a bang for the young band, securing the opening slot for INCUBUS and OKGO in NZ and they were selected by ACTIVISION BLIZZARD to preview the new GUITAR HERO 4 game at a global media retail conference in August this year.

Also after being approached earlier in the year by a producer in New York the band also began recording their debut record in Williamsburg Brooklyn in April/May, which is set for release in early 2009.

All of which brings us back to the here and now, with Midnight Youth set to issue their first single and video, THE LETTER, this week. With songs drawing on their diverse cultural backgrounds – New Zealand, African, and British – and informed by the variety of rock and pop influences this heritage suggests, the audience Midnight Youth have the potential to reach is wide open.

The time? Now.

www.myspace.com/themidnightyouth
 

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Midnight Youth and the Exponents...
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:46 am
Thats right kids... The gorgeous and talented boys of The Midnight Youth are playing with New Zealand Music Icons The Exponents and Retro-Rock and Rollers - Autozamm @ Massey University Albany this Friday...

$15 for students and $30 for the public
8pm
Massey University Albany Campus

Rock On...
 

nzaussiegirl

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Friday Conversation Hits Airwaves
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:59 pm
The Midnight Youth's Single Friday Conversation has hit the airwaves and needs your support...

txt, phone, email through your request and get the boys some well deserved airplay.

You can go here and vote on ZM:
http://www.zm.co.nz/WhosOn/NightCrew/RequestASong/
0800 DIAL ZM
or txt 9696 with your request

Kiwi:
0508 00 KIWI
or txt 3933


The Rock:
0800 ROCK PHONE

The Edge:
Txt: STUDIO Request 'Friday Conversation - The Midnight Youth' to - 3343
 

9lives

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the midnight youth gigs?
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:14 pm
hey, i am just wondering if anyone knows if there are any up and comming gigs for the midnight youth. my friend and i saw them play at the massy university open day and we really liked them and want to go see them again. any info would be mosy appreciated. thanks.
 

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