Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Joel Griffith Ben Woodmason Tim Woodmason James Campbell Nick Manuell


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, 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.

Second single Old Habits, a song about the journey of rejection and rejuvenation, is pounding and direct indie rock for the age of the unknown.

Newest single NO SURRENDER storms onwards from where Old Habits left off. Keeping the intensity set to ridiculous NO SURRENDER is not-so-tender critique of where a snake-pit of an online world is leading us.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

building a wall isn't such a bad idea... when it's a wall of sound from mid city.

building a wall isn't such a bad idea... when it's a wall of sound from mid city.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

01 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Wow I love this. I love the chaos, that energy, the attitude. MID CITY keep DELIVERING and it ain't stopping.

Wow I love this. I love the chaos, that energy, the attitude. MID CITY keep DELIVERING and it ain't stopping.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

31 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

The energy is going nuts in this track - it's like a shock to the system using jumper cables instead of a defibrillator.

The energy is going nuts in this track - it's like a shock to the system using jumper cables instead of a defibrillator.