Midnight Mob is a female-fronted American punk/hard rock band from New York City, NY, and, my new favorite band of now and, well, forever! Midnight Mob formed in 2009 and, currently, consists of Blackey Deathproof (vocals), Carly Quinn (bass, vocals), Mickey Squeeze (lead guitar), Spydyr (guitar), and Catastrophe (drums). Their press kit says: “GNR/Danzig/Cheap Trick laced with Joan Jett‘s bastard daughter on lead vox” spewing their “blend of high octane Rock N Roll with Social Distortion sentiment.” Their motto is: “If your heart ain’t in it you might as well be dead.” Well, Midnight Mob‘s heart is all in it, and, now, mine is, too! Best damn band I’ve heard all year!!
OK, so I fall hard for pretty much any black-haired, red lipsticked, punk rock chick. I can’t help it. My brain is just wired that way, I guess. In just this past week alone, I fell for Zoe Vette (of Zoe Vette & the Revolvers), then, it was Samara Cain (of Gasoline Thrill), and, today, I’m reeling, head over heels, for Blackey Deathproof, and her amazing band! Blackey looks like Brody Dalle‘s little sister, and, is both sexy-hot and adorably cute. Sexy hotness is obvious [check out the promo pics and live shots on their website], but, if you need proof of adorable cuteness, well, just watch this video (also on their website):
Midnight Mob‘s self-titled debut EP was released in early 2011. The band delivers 4 tracks of driving hard rock with a punk heart, while Blackey belts out gritty, powerful vocals burning with passion. “Perfect Crime” and “So Hard”, the first two tracks, are energetic hard rockers with furious guitar riffs, fiery vocals and insanely addictive melodies, but, “Hit or Miss” is an absolute pop/rock gem! It is pure, unashamed hooky brilliance, and it sounds like Joan Jett with a hint of Pat Benatar fronting GNR. You will be singing “Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh” in your head for days! Why was this song not blasting from the speakers of car stereos across the country?! Finally, “Overdrive”, the most punk track here, became the band’s first video, although “Perfect Crime” has an awesome video (my favorite!) as well. Yeah, this EP is too damn short, but, the quality of these songs far outweighs the number of the tracks. Watch the videos for “Overdrive” and “Perfect Crime” here:
Watch Midnight Mob performing live here (and dream along with me):
UPDATE: Today is October 12 and, sadly, I missed the show!