The Midnight Mules are an Australian indie-rock outfit from Perth Western Australia.
'The Mules' as they are affectionately named by their fans, began to form when Tom Mantle (vocals, guitar) met Chris Rowe (guitar vocals) and Matt Revil (drums) in Primary School back in 1995.
Tom, Matt & Chris; 'The Primary Mules' as they have so-called themselves, played together and with other bands until finally forming 'The Midnight Mule's as a serious project in 2011. This time period saw long standing member James Vincuillo joining 'The Mules' on bass..
In 2012 'The Mules' released a double A single which featured 'PoP CoC & 'Waves'. Recorded by Chris Rowe and 'The Mule's utilising their signature DIY style.. These two songs showcase the bands heavy brit pop influences and it was around this time Xpress Magazine dubbed them as sounding like “... an illigitmate love child of Weezer & The Hives”. Something that defintely rings true today.
The band found themselves with some short international tours playing in Indonesia and Thailand and it was in Thailand in 2012 that 'The Mules' had their signature red and black suits crafted.
Another year of gigging, honing their insane onstage energy, jump to September 2013 and The Midnight Mules release their first EP: 'First World Problems' recorded by Corey Marriot at YoYo's Studio and mastered by Andrew Edgson at 301 Sydney.
'First World Problems' shows the bands sound change having to a harder edge and a clear comparisons can be drawn between Two Door Cinema Club & Last Dinosaurs.
'The Mules' continuted to gig around Perth and cemented a name for themselves as one of Perths mains-stay acts. Always bringing powerful on stage energy to all of their shows and playing in every venue in Perth with bands such as Rag N' Bone, Lacey, Tired Lion & You Got A Radio (JAP).
2014 See's long standing bass player James Vicuillo depart the band to be replaced by current member and ex Paradise Motor Inn front man Joel Sargent joining the band on bass.
2016 see's the band launch their most current EP 'Still Here'. An obvious nod to the fact that no matter what, against all odds, 'The Midnight Mules' are 'Still Here', still gigging and still bringing you their fast based brand of indie rock their fans have come to know and love.
Falling back to their roots and recording DIY style with Chris Rowe at 'The Mules' stable and home away from home Denise Dancing School 'Still Here' is The Midnight Mules in their purest, but not yet final form.