Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Joel Griffith Ben Woodmason Tim Woodmason James Campbell


Website

www.midcity.band

Bio

MID CITY makes incendiary indie guitar pop designed to make people dance hard and forget about the fact that we don’t know how to be what we're supposed to be anymore. Or if we even want to be that at all.

Ben Woodmason (guitar) found Joel Griffith (vox) via a personal ad looking for Brandon Flowers’ angrier little brother. They sat in Ben’s front room and set about writing what they both wanted to hear: Straight ahead tunes with energy and relatability.

They’re songs about the modern grate of love and loss, schizophrenic tails, late nights, and poor choices.

Recorded with Oscar Dawson (HOLY HOLY, Alex Lahey, British India, Ali Barter), MID CITY'S first tune Dead Broke Blues typifies their take on the modern indie pop song - fizzing guitar melodies over urgent rhythms with lyrics that flicker between aimless angst and cathartic joy.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 May 2018

Triple J
40

fans of the strokes and arctic monkeys will dig this one. it's full of beans and ready to bump aside anyone and anything in it's way.

fans of the strokes and arctic monkeys will dig this one. it's full of beans and ready to bump aside anyone and anything in it's way.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 May 2018

Triple J
40

I'm a sucker for something that burns bright and burns fast in under two. This one is a real hitter.

I'm a sucker for something that burns bright and burns fast in under two. This one is a real hitter.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

28 Apr 2018

Triple J
35

I like the directness of this. No fat. It could let fly just a little bit to unleash the lurking punk attitude I can feel in the lyrics, but it's got me intrigued for what's to come.

I like the directness of this. No fat. It could let fly just a little bit to unleash the lurking punk attitude I can feel in the lyrics, but it's got me intrigued for what's to come.