Midnight Repost is an indie alternative band from Essex. The project was started in early 2020 by film composer and now frontman Liam Priestnall. Liam was signed to Bucks Music Group in 2017 as a film composer, but during 2019 he shifted directions and began writing rock and pop music. During the first pandemic lockdown he began releasing them under the alias Midnight Repost. After early success with Radio (Radio 1, BBC Essex, BBC Rapal) Liam brought a group of musicians together to form what is now the four man band of Midnight Repost and began performing live.
Darius (Bass) is a childhood friend of Liam's, and started learning bass in 2019 and was the first to join the group. Freddie (Drums) moved from Norway to London in 2021 to pursue being a session drummer, and reached out to the band on Instagram after they posted about needing a drummer. Sam (Lead Guitar) joined the band only two days before they had to film the live performance videos at Longcross Film Studios (the same studio that Mission Impossible's stunt team uses). After just one rehearsal he performed the two songs flawlessly during the shoot. Sam joined the band officially that evening.
At this time Liam is the sole songwriter of the group. He has studied in many genres of music including jazz, classical and rock, and has a deep understanding of music theory. His songs tend to possess a self deprecative and ironic character and usually focus around the theme of mortality and feeling out of touch with reality. The band’s sound is a blend of classic rock, prog rock, funk and 80s pop.
2023 will see the band release their live videos in the Spring, and a debut studio EP later in the year.
Similar artists include The BAND CAMINO, the 1975, Beck, Half Alive and Blossoms.