The three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated band surprised fans earlier this summer with news of the album alongside the arrival of lead singles “Natural Born Killer” and “Pink Lullabye.” “Natural Born Killer” is joined by the Andrew Sandler directed music video streaming on the band’s official YouTube channel while the track currently sits inside the top 10 at Active Rock radio and continues to grow at the format. The Midnight Demon Club is also highlighted by the singles “Ice Cold,” which seesaws on a glitchy groove and a danceable bounce, and “New California,” which barrels forward with a punk bass line and beds of hand percussion.
Regarding the new LP, lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Stevens a.k.a. “Terrible Johnny” shared, “Life comes at you fast. We are constantly reminded of this, and perhaps no greater occurrence will spark the imagination more than the death of a loved one. In my experience, it’s during these moments of processing great loss that the mind is completely focused on ‘what if’s’ as we try and escape what is. The Midnight Demon Club is about becoming the best version of yourself after tragedy, so it’s a second chance on life with a happier mindset. The Midnight Demon Club is all about having fun and keeping it moving. Because as we all know, this life is way too short.”
Following a run of UK dates earlier this summer, Highly Suspect will embark on a massive headline tour of the U.S., which will see the group touring the states for the first time behind The Midnight Demon Club. Featuring support from special guests Artikal Sound System, Dead Poet Society, and Tigercub on select dates, “The Midnight Demon Club Tour” will kick off on September 15th in Minneapolis, MN and includes stops in Nashville, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas and more. Additionally, the tour will include a special performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on October 20th which will see the band joined by iann dior, Spiritbox, and Destroy Boys as support. For tickets and more information on Highly Suspect’s fall tour, visit www.highlysuspect.net.
The Midnight Demon Club finds Highly Suspect at a turning point. The 12-track offering teems with truth barely contained in fits of metallic exorcism and hip-hop-induced beat-craft. Stoned musings about a world on the brink of destruction ride over gorgeously uneasy orchestration and vocal transmissions that drip with sadness, longing, rage, and confidence all at once.