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London After Midnight has headlined and co-headlined concerts and major festivals with bands like The Cure, Green Day, Rammstein, HIM (HIM often cites LAM as a favorite artist and an influence, though both LAM and HIM were formed at about the same time), and countless other major artists. Even Marilyn Manson has cited LAM as an influence in an interview with Metal Hammer magazine.
LAM has performed to crowds of over 30,000 people as headliner or co-headliner on major music festivals around the world. Still, London After Midnight maintains a strong underground and independent "personality" despite being a top seller (charting in the top 10 European DAC charts with each CD) and a major draw at music festivals year after year.
Songwriter, instrumentalist, producer and founder Sean Brennan is known for his strong stances in favor of animal rights, pro-environmental and human rights issues, anti-corporate control of media, and progressive/liberal politics.
Whatever the approach or subject matter, the music of London After Midnight is deeply touching, powerful, socially aware, romantic, emotional, haunting, danceable, and occasionally exhibiting a morbid wit with its sarcasm and sardonic humor (listen to the tongue-in-cheek "Your Best Nightmare" and try not to think of an Edward Gorey story).
LAM is all this, having a very well defined personality while at the same time appealing to a wide variety of people. There really is no classification that fits London After Midnight (despite the "dark" image) because the music is so varied and the lyrical content (and even LAM's personality and causes) are unique and uncommon in today's music scene, often breaking boundaries- much to the outrage of people who live and die by genre labels. Sean Brennan shuns all labels (as any artist worth their salt will do) and the music he creates can really only be classified as "London After Midnight".
The latest London After Midnight CD, "Violent Acts of Beauty", was released in November/December 2007 to critical acclaim worldwide, with Orkus music magazine (Germany's top music magazine) saying "Violent Acts of Beauty is a masterpiece in sound and lyric". Sean is currently writing the next CD.
London After Midnight "Violent Acts of Beauty" sampler:
London After Midnight "Psycho Magnet" sampler:
London After Midnight "Selected Scenes from the End of the World" sampler:
London After Midnight "Oddities" sampler: