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. Andy Reid - Bass.


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

Mid Ayr are songwriter Hugh Middleton, Zac Moynihan and Andy Reid.

Conceived in 2015, Mid Ayr quickly made waves amongst local and international audiences alike, with first single ‘My Mayhem’ amassing over 500,000 plays on YouTube. Teaming up with Producer/Engineer Alex L’Estrange, their debut EP was released to critical praise from many. Their first single from the record, ‘Letting You In’ was added to high rotation on Triple J and was the most played song for the station in 2016. Follow up single ‘Vampires’ won the Triple J Unearthed/NIDA competition, giving the band a chance to collaborate with some of Australia’s top Film & TV students at NIDA. Since then, they have toured across the country with bands such as Ball Park Music, Moses Gunn Collective, Olympia, My Own Pet Radio and DMA’s as well as playing Jungle Love and End of the Line Festivals.

2017 saw the band remove themselves from touring life to work on a debut album. Set for release 16th of Feb 2018, debut single ‘Exit’ is a shift away from their initial sound to a more brooding and introspective feel. With a headline East Coast Tour planned for July/August, big things are expected for this Brisbane 3-piece.

Unearthed in 2016

NIDA Video Clips

03 Apr 2016

Winner

Mid Ayr

Mid Ayr

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

09 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

absolute magique <3

absolute magique <3

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

29 Oct 2018

Triple J
45

This little galaxy is a swirling, gorgeous collection of lights burning at varying lumin levels. I'm phasing back in, don't wait up.

This little galaxy is a swirling, gorgeous collection of lights burning at varying lumin levels. I'm phasing back in, don't wait up.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

26 Oct 2018

Triple J
40

i'm not dodging this asteroid.

i'm not dodging this asteroid.