London After Midnight (LAM) is a music project formed in the
1990s by Sean Brennan. Unlike most music projects, LAM has retained and
nurtured the political and socially aware element of the later punk
scene that virtually vanished from the music scene in the early 90s,
and has developed as a deep, passionate and political dark rock music
entity. Live members vary.
LAM has gained a large and loyal following all over the world, from the USA, Europe, Latin
America (where LAM has toured extensively), and beyond, to Russia,
Japan, China and elsewhere (appearing in major press and securing
distribution deals with record labels).
London After Midnight has headlined and
co-headlined concerts and major festivals with bands like The Cure,
Green Day, HIM (HIM often cites LAM as a favorite artist), and
countless other major artists. 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 and top 20 of the European DAC and alternative
charts with each of 4 CDs released) 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, moving, and even exhibits 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 LAM's "dark" image) because the music is so varied
and the lyrical content (and even LAM's personality and causes) are
uncommon in todays 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 ground-breaking new London After Midnight
CD 'Violent Acts of Beauty' has just been released in Europe and the
USA (Trisol Music Group Germany, Metropolis Records USA) and in Russia
(Iron D Records). The new CD has received critical acclaim with
Germany's top music magazine, Orkus Magazine, proclaiming "Violent Acts of Beauty is a masterpiece of sound and lyric".