Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Elliot Smith, Radiohead, The Trouble with Templeton, Bon iver, Bright Eyes, Cloud Control, Augie March


band members

Hugh Middleton - Vox, Guitar, Keys. Zac Moynihan - Drums.


Influences

Sun Kil Moon, Radiohead, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beach House, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Low, Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley, Augie March, Tame Impala


Website

midayr.bandcamp.com/releases

Bio

"Letting You In" the feature track from the debut EP was the most played Australian track on triple J in 2016 as reported by J Play in January 2017. Their second EP "Elm Way" featuring the new single "Pocket Her Eyes", is released on April 21 2017.

Mid Ayr, the moniker of Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Hugh Middleton, was a long time in the making. Hugh started writing demos for his new project whilst playing and touring the world with his previous band, The Trouble With Templeton. “I have always had the desire to start my own project so gradually whilst on the road with Templeton I started writing and then I would record the ideas in my bedroom studio. I began playing with drummer Zach Moynihan after an off hand meeting at the Zoo in Brisbane supporting his girlfriend at the time. After a brief chat about influences I knew we were on the same page with our musical aspirations and decided to set up some rehearsals.

Hugh popped his first single ‘My Mayhem’, recorded at home by himself, up online earlier this year with no fan fair whatsoever and it was picked up by influential music blogger “Mr Suicide Sheep”, receiving 400,000 listens in a few weeks, now clocking in at over 650,000 views and plays across video and streaming platforms, and received a swathe of incredible reviews, such as…

“A dreamy, pop rock gem” Indieshuffle
“If you're a sucker for light, acoustic-led pop, you're going to instantly fall in love with this track” Hilly Dilly

Contact: management@amplifiremusic.com

Unearthed in 2016

NIDA Video Clips

03 Apr 2016

Winner

Mid Ayr

Mid Ayr

Review

Review by Nat Tencic Nat Tencic

24 Mar 2017

Triple J
45

That build-up is invigorating. When the distortion bursts into that hi-fi colour chorus, it's so satisfying. This is a journey and I'm along for the whole ride.

That build-up is invigorating. When the distortion bursts into that hi-fi colour chorus, it's so satisfying. This is a journey and I'm along for the whole ride.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Mar 2017

Triple J
40

This new one from Mid Ayr really beats down the door with that constant, driving energy.

This new one from Mid Ayr really beats down the door with that constant, driving energy.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Mar 2017

Triple J
45

have you done that thing before where you jump out of bed without using your hands, it's like the opposite of the worm. anyway, this song has that immediate energy that propels you into life.

have you done that thing before where you jump out of bed without using your hands, it's like the opposite of the worm. anyway, this song has that immediate energy that propels you into life.