From the band:"Midnight Mayfair is a conceptual story of a man lost within his own mind. Having spent several days in a dark forest bleeding out and hallucinating, the man encounters many interactions with creatures and townsfolk from a mythical village titled 'Mayfair' that his mind has created right before his ultimate death. Through each song, the story unfolds leaving more unanswered questions of a beauty named Apparitia.
She wins your heart but when you need her the most, she disappears…ultimately leading on every character in the village. The story brings life to love and deception, battles, and even some twisted time travels through portals deep within this dark forest of Mayfair. The transients; aka heroes in our story, have to battle through love affairs, crazed vultures, and a burly bat creature that are all fighting for the key to the city.
Will they capture the key and save Mayfair from hellfire? Will the mayor of Mayfair save the day? Listen for yourself and enjoy the sounds of Midnight Mayfair."
It's safe to say that Blink-182 know what they're doing when it comes to music videos, having created some of the most memorable ones in pop-punk over their two-and-a-bit decades on the scene. Ahead of their UK appearances next month, we figured it's about time to reel off their most important / ridiculous video moments to date. Warning: contains nudity, fire and incredible fake facial hair.
'The Young And The Hopeless' was the start of Good Charlotte's world domination, and opened up a LOT of doors for people just getting into rock and pop-punk circa 2002. Here, in there own words, Benji and Joel Madden recount the days that shaped their lives. This feature originally appeared in Issue 167 of Rock Sound (November 2012).