Premiere of Midnite City’s video for new single “Crawlin’ In The Dirt” on Sleaze Roxx
Sleaze Roxx is honoured to premiere UK rockers Midnite City‘s video for their new single “Crawlin’ In The Dirt” from their upcoming third full-length studio album Itch You Can’t Scratch.
Midnite City consist of lead vocalist Rob Wylde, lead guitarist Miles Meakin, bassist Josh ‘Tabbie’ Williams, keyboardist Shawn Charvette and drummer Pete Newdeck. The group‘s new album Itch You Can’t Scratch will be released via Roulette Media on May 28, 2021. You can pre-order Itch You Can’t Scratch via Roulette Media‘s website.
Midnite City‘s “Crawlin’ In The Dirt” video:
GerMusica PR‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):
“Since bursting out onto the scene with a vengeance in 2017, Midnite City have taken on the world and hustled themselves to the top of the pile to be crowned the true kings of Hair Metal.
Following on from the release of their sophomore album There Goes The Neighbourhood in late 2018 (which was voted fifth best Melodic Rock album of the year in Classic Rock magazine and also made the list of the best albums of the past 35 year history of Japan’s Burrn! magazine), the band has gone from strength to strength and proven to be one hell of a force to be reckoned with in the live arena.
Midnite City have headlined two consecutive UK tours, played shows all over Europe, Australia and also played two sold out shows in Japan and continue to dazzle a legion of growing and devoted fans around the world with their high energy, feel good, party rock.
Hot on the heels of two highly acclaimed albums, Midnite City return in 2021 with their highly anticipated third album Itch You Can’t Scratch on May 28th. With new label Roulette Media in tow, as well as new management and booking agent, Midnite City are back looking and sounding better than ever with a new array of songs that will melt your face, so strap yourselves in for the ride of your life. It’s all about the good times!
Midnite City will release three singles from the album in advance. The first advance track, “Crawlin’ In The Dirt”, was released on January 22nd and is accompanied by a video. The band says about this track: “’Crawlin’ In The Dirt’ shows a tougher, edgier side to the band not seen or heard before. Midnite City kicks the doors off 2021 with a vengeance!”
The pre-sale for the single starts today: https://smarturl.it/Midnitecitycrawlin
The album Itch You Can’t Scratch (in all formats) and merchandise bundles are available for pre-orders from Roulette Media’s webstore from today which is found at: https://roulettemedia.co.uk“
Midnite City’s 2021 Tour Dates:
20.03.2021 – D-Oberhausen – Resonanzwerk (Sleaze Fest)
Spring 2021 – Live Stream concert – Worldwide – to be announced
05.05.2021 – ES-Ibiza – HRH
23.05.2021 – UK – Call Of The Wild Festival
29.05.2021 – UK – Breaking Bands Festival
28.08.2021 – UK – HRH Sleaze
29.08.2021 – UK – Rockwich Festival
04.09.2021 – D-Hamburg – Markthalle (Indoor Summer Festival)
Speaking exclusively to Sleaze Roxx, Wylde was asked how Midnite City ended up hooking up with the record label Roulette Media to which he replied: “As we started to work on the new album, we knew it was time to make some changes. We knew that we needed to work with a label who believes in this band as much as we do. A label which would really get behind this album and give it the huge push it deserves and we found all of that and so much more with Roulette Media. You can make the best album in history but if there isn’t a team of people behind the scenes making it happen you can only get so far. To have a committed staff of people working on this album tirelessly every day has made all the difference and we are looking forward to a great future together with Roulette.”
In terms of what led Midnite City to adopt a harder edged sound, at least with the new single, and how does the album Itch You Can’t Scratch differ from the two previous ones, Wylde stated: “The album is slightly harder and edgier in places, and that’s probably a lot to do with the environment in which we recorded it. The Covid situation put a stop to all of our touring plans for 2020, and we were forced to record this album in five separate studios. We were all frustrated, confused and angry about the Covid situation and I think that comes across in places. Having said that, the album still has all the elements you would expect from a classic Midnite City album. There’s still plenty of feel good, poppy, commercial hair metal party rock on offer, two huge ballads and some real melodic rock monsters. If you loved the first two albums, this takes both and runs with them. It’s the ultimate Midnite City album and our best to date.”
On how Midnite City came up with their new album title Itch You Can’t Scratch, Wylde indicated: “The title actually comes from a line in the second verse of the song “Crawlin’ In The Dirt”. It felt appropriate, especially at the time, as we couldn’t go out and play shows, we couldn’t get together to record and hang out, etc. So, doing what we love and live for suddenly became the ‘itch we couldn’t scratch’. The perfect album title to sum up where we’ve been for the past twelve months.”