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In the Eyes of Midas
In the Eyes of Midas

In the Eyes of Midas

They're influenced by metal, and combine hard-hitting screaming, with soft melodic singing vocals. Meet In the Eyes of Midas from Yeovil.

Who are In the Eyes of Midas?

In the Eyes of Midas

Paul Graham on vocals, Adam Warner on guitar, Chris Owen on guitar, Dan Gifford on bass guitar, and Michael Farrand on drums.

Where in Somerset are you from?


When did you form?

Late 2005

How did you get together?

Adam, Chris, Dan and Mike were all friends from school, and had all participated in previous band projects that never really went anywhere.

In the Eyes of Midas (Steve Lamond)

They then formed a band in early 2005 called Her Perfect Plan. They later acquired Paul and re-named the band In The Eyes of Midas.

How would you describe your music?

Greatly influenced by metal.

You'll find melodic guitar riffs, upbeat drum rhythms and tempos, and easy-to-listen-to bass lines in our music, as well as hard-hitting screaming, and soft melodic singing vocals.

How did the band gets its name?

It took about two or three weeks for us to come up with the name.

In the Eyes of Midas (Steve Lamond)

We didn't want the whole three-worded band-name thing, but at the same time we wanted something original and something people would remember.

We came up with a few names like Lionheart, and Spartican, and then Paul suggested In The Eyes of Midas, and it just clicked.

Who are your musical influences?

36 Crazyfists, Alexisonfire, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my Valentine, Days in December, Dead Poetic, Eighteen Visions, Finch, Funeral for a Friend, Hell
Is for Heroes, Hopefall, Killswitch Engage, Lost Prophets, Matchbook Romance, Senses Fail, Sikth, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, The Bled, The Used, Thrice, Thursday, Trivium, and Underoath.

What is your most memorable gig so far?

In the Eyes of Midas

We played a really good gig at the Yeovil Ski Lodge.

We supported Enter Shikari, but it was a really good gig for us, not one slip-up - it was amazing!

Where would you most like to play?

Probably at the Download Festival at Donnington, or any big festival!

At the moment, we really just wanna be heard.

In the Eyes of Midas (Steve Lamond)

Any gig is where we would most like to play, as long as we don't mess up, and we get a good response.

Finally, tell us some interesting facts about yourself

Our lead singer, Paul, used to be in a band called Make Her Cry, who have played with bands like Funeral for a Friend and Firstborn.

We are currently recording an eight-track EP, and the drummer recorded all eight tracks in a couple of hours with minimal mistakes!

last updated: 06/03/06
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ive heard some of your songs that i got personally from mike and i loved it!

you guys rock =] for ages and ages i had been looking for a band that expressed my feelings...and your lyrics do that! youre maze! my first gig was yours at the ski lodge and my ears ringed for days..i was at the front and your amazing! love yoo paulifer... ps. yup its me =] love yoo xxx

keep up the good work!!! an we'll keep supportin you guys... x

Mike (Drums)
Hey everyone,
Go to and download our trakcs 'One Act Play' and 'City Of The Dead' and we could be heard on commercial radio!!!
thanks ^_^
Mike ^_^ x
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fantastic local band who will go along way with their music. keep it up guys, see you at monsters of rock?

Good vocals and guitar harmonys! Great band to support! Rock on.x

'Emo' Rob
I love them, mikes my hunnybun. Hehehehe. I remember them right from the start back in the school days, they were are and always will be a great band....Keep it up!!

i moved from yeovil and iteom are one of the bands i miss seeing... remember make her cry? those were the days. but iteom are the next big thing yeovil will see.. and i hope they will suceed in being better than our football team. i love you all!!

I checked out their myspace the other day and the track 'City of The Dead' is really awesome!! guna go see them soon x x x

Vicki Ledger
i love the band, they are all my good mates and i think they are awesome, they are really go far. love you xXx

paul midas
thanks for all the lovely comments, be there this friday!ski lodge.... rock will commence. x

Laura Barrett
u r so hot adam n chris the band is f****** amazing

Wow. Im from Yeovil, and I moved to America. Ill get the word out about you guys. Keep up the great work.

laura cook
midas are my boys. i love them to pieces. definatly one of the greatest bands yeovil has seen since make her cry. mr mike is one crazy fool and paulus is my bowlplex king.! love you guys. xx

this band rule... check out this band they wont be in yeovil much longer so see them while you can... x

ITEOM ARE LUSH!! they are a brilliant band that are seriously worth checkin out X

Jenny Carter
"In the eyes of midas" is a really awsome band and they have a really hot lead singer, its a bit of a shame bout the drummer tho!lol jk mike rocks best drummer i know around these parts xx

in the eyes of midas are brilliant, ive seen them at the ski lodge and they looked so professional x

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