Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Joel Griffith Ben Woodmason Tim Woodmason James Campbell


Website

www.midcity.band

Gig

MID CITY

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18 Jan

The Old Bar

Melbourne, 3065

Melbourne

8:00pm

Gig

MID CITY

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31 Jan

Marly Bar

Sydney, 2042

Sydney

8:00pm

Gig

MID CITY

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1 Feb

Shoal Bay Country ...

Newcastle, 2315

Newcastle

8:00pm

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. 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.

Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

30 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

So much energy and passion in this track, a huge sound that stands out from the crowd right now.

So much energy and passion in this track, a huge sound that stands out from the crowd right now.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Aug 2018

Triple J
45

this must be the best song for your drummer, the whole song is ferocious and impassioned but those drums are especially relentless. if you're listening to this right now or about to press play, pump the volume.

this must be the best song for your drummer, the whole song is ferocious and impassioned but those drums are especially relentless. if you're listening to this right now or about to press play, pump the volume.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Aug 2018

Triple J
45

Oh hell yeah. This has a similar spunk and intensity to The Walkmen's 'The Rat', which any New York '00s rock pig will tell you is an all time classic.

Oh hell yeah. This has a similar spunk and intensity to The Walkmen's 'The Rat', which any New York '00s rock pig will tell you is an all time classic.