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, 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 Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Loads of fun. Can just imagine big crowds jumping hard at the front to this. I'm with Max, and am making this the year I see this band live!

Loads of fun. Can just imagine big crowds jumping hard at the front to this. I'm with Max, and am making this the year I see this band live!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

More charged up rock goodness from Mid City. For real, they haven't just jumped out of the gates they've taken a sledgehammer to gates' hinges. RIP the gates.

More charged up rock goodness from Mid City. For real, they haven't just jumped out of the gates they've taken a sledgehammer to gates' hinges. RIP the gates.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

05 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

a hard charger. On the list of bands i need to see live this year.

a hard charger. On the list of bands i need to see live this year.