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October 13, 2023
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Midnight Rodeo Release “Thank You For Your Time”

Out Now via FatCat Records

Nottingham psych-pop experts Midnight Rodeo share shimmering new cut ‘Thank You For Your Time’, out now via FatCat Records (Honeyblood, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).

Marking their first release of the year, ‘Thank You For Your Time’ represents a slight departure from the band’s thus far signature West Coast psychedelic stylings as they continue to diversify their sound. The song lurches in on all fours, with a thunderous rhythm and a smokescreen of dense, resonant feedback and enigmatic synth – more reminiscent of modern Aussie Psychedelic Rock than euphoric 60’s Californication.

Speaking of its release, enigmatic frontwoman Maddy Chamberlain explained: “It’s about standing in solidarity with everyone that’s ever had to serve a piss-drunk stag party at a nightclub, suffered the cringe-inducing pantomime of a sales job or endured the eye-rolling shenanigans of a David Brent-esque line manager. It’s a vindicating dedication to the under-appreciated junior staff member. Think ‘9 to 5’ if Dolly Parton had a fuzz pedal.

This lavish landscape engulfs you immediately, the twinkling notes dazzling with the cymbal hits, the low end laying down the depth and then the rhythm infuses with the vocal melodies and sweeps the audience into the commanding movement. The infectious rhythm of this composition catches the listener but it’s Maddy’s expressive and sultry vocal harmonies that deliver this emotive influx to the release, the vocal harmonies melt through the abrasive textures. The quick tempo, blazing drum shuffles and blistering lead guitar add to the furious intensity of this release.

Heading to this immense breakdown, jaunty keys, buoyant bass beats, and space for each musician to truly shine as they showcase their commanding energy and ability to ooze charm and character into the complexity through experimental passages of their playing. Then rapidly, and unexpectedly, the tempo shifts once again and then the song ends, leaving the audience begging to be a part of Midnight Rodeo’s atmosphere once more.

This is a stirring, momentous ensemble and Midnight Rodeo once again proves their talent is powerful, infectious and vital.

With a relentless touring schedule in recent times, 2023 has seen them tour with Deja Vega, alongside multiple headline dates, as well as delving into the UK festival circuit (The Great Escape, Dot To Dot). Now recording their debut album slated for release next year, ‘Thank You for Your Time’ will be supported with a 17-date UK and European tour this winter, and follows early praise from the likes of So Young Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Clash, The Independent, Rough Trade and Under The Radar.

Midnight Rodeo’s ‘Thank You For Your Time’ is out now via Fat Cat Records and available on all digital platforms.

Live Date
22nd Oct – Nottingham, TBA
28th Oct – Norwich, Last Pub Standing NoGlum
29th Oct – Nottingham, The Chameleon
2nd Nov – Birmingham, The Night Owl 
4th Nov – Bristol, The Crofters Rights 
7th Nov – Hull, Polar Bear Music Club
10th Nov – Leicester, The Big Difference
16th Nov – Portsmouth, The Loft 
17th Nov – Southampton, Heartbreakers
18th Nov – Paris, Supersonic
23rd Nov – London, Sebright Arms
25th Nov – TBA
1st Dec – Leeds, The Royal Park Pub & Cellars
2nd Dec – Manchester, The Peer Hat
7th Dec – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
8th Dec – Sunderland, The Independent
9th Dec – Newcastle, Bobiks



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