Barely a year ago Memphis May Fire undertook the daunting task of finding a new singer and regaining that southern rock soul that had driven their aggressive brand of rock-n-roll. The wait is over, and they mean it when they say they're here to stay.
Like minded in their music and their message and armed with their powerful new singer Matt Mullins, the boys finished their expectation-shattering new full length record "Sleepwalking", and picked up some help in the rhythm section along the way with new bassist Cory Elder. The team of Mullins and guitarist Kellen McGregor proved to be worth the wait, for "Sleepwalking" not only turns heads with every song, but presents an honest message of hope and truth, something often lost in the sea of bands today. Singer Matt Mullins describes "Sleepwalking" as "... a new breed of rock-n-roll. We wanted to have an honest lyrical message but also tell people that there is still hope in this crazy world, and that there is more than just the here and now. Our fans will notice that music wise, its much more aggressive guitar work and noticeably more melodic, but still retains that southern swagger. We are very proud of this record and we are sure both old and new fans will love it."
The band self-released their debut EP in early 2007 and the underground buzz began, word spread like wildfire, catching the ear of Trustkill Records president Josh Grabelle, the band immediately inked a deal with the label, "There is a lot of really exciting, young, dangerous music coming out of Texas right now, and Memphis May Fire are the cream of the crop" States Josh Grabelle, president of Trustkill Records. Trustkill re-released the EP in 2008 and was met with rave reviews and international sales over 20K.
Already known for their emotionally volatile live show the band puts their heart and soul into delivering a set that leaves attendees stunned and begging for more night after night.
See them live: (Go to KillerTours.com for all show details)
6/11 The Max Dallas, TX
With Before Fear, Oceana and Of Machines:
7/9 Fox Theater Boulder, CO
7/10 The Avalon Salt Lake City, UT
7/11 Grange Hall Clarkston, WA
7/12 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
7/13 Riversdale Grange Roseburg, OR
7/15 The Crossing Palmdale, CA
7/17 Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
7/19 Bricktown Live Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 Art Ambush Waco, TX
7/21 Rock Bottom San Antonio, TX
7/22 Java Jazz Houston, TX
7/24 Music Box Mobile, AL
7/25 7 avenue Douglasville, GA
7/27 Lucky's Pub Wilmington, NC
7/29 Eleanor Rigby's Jermyn, PA
7/30 602 Lounge Patchogue, NY
7/31 Rocko's Manchester, NH
8/1 Hanger 84 Vineland, NJ
8/2 Chicken Coop Buffalo, NY
8/3 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
8/4 Static Age Romeo, MI
8/6 Mojoes Rock House Orland Park, IL
8/7 Long Memorial Hall Farmington, MI