Dynamic rock out-fit MID CITY have delighted fans by releasing new single Good For It an early glimpse into the triumphant energy that permeates through MID CITY’s EP Wishing For The Best which is out in December.
Good For It follows on from lead single Liar, Liar which brought waves of acclaim from Australian and international media and saw MID CITY continue to develop their international fan base. With two singles out of the gate Wishing For The Best is shaping up to be a truly explosive EP bursting with fiery energy and a brilliant example of the hard-hitting rock anthems that fans have come to know and love. The band answer some questions for Hi Fi Way.
Is there a feeling of relief or excitement that your EP is about to come out?
I’d say more like contentment than relief. Together with our previous EP Die Waiting, this set of songs nicely wraps up a two-ish year period of work for us… and of course excitement and nerves to see what people think about it!
Was it as much hard work as you thought?
Yes. Dear god yes. You should see our message threads talking about this, that and the next thing. It’s mainly hard work because even if you have a vision for a release, you don’t know what it’s going to end up like until it’s pressed and delivered.
Did COVID add another layer of complexity in getting it done?
Definitely. Being a Melbourne band I think we were in the room together as the four of us once in 6 months over the various lock downs. Having to make a film clip with no one to hold a camera was a particular delight.
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
Anthemic, angry pop.
How did you get the band together?
The classic way actually. There was poster in a record store by Ben looking for a singer. I was a drummer who was sick of lugging gear so traded that for a mic. Then draft your brother on drums and hire the only bass player to answer you post. Ta-dah!
What are some of your main shared influences?
We don’t share many actually! That makes for heated playlist convos in the van. But the main two would be Idles and the Arctic Monkeys… though we don’t sound like either of them really.
Is there anything symbolic about the name Mid City?
Only that it is the name of a cool Chinatown arcade that Ben walks past every day. It means everything and nothing all. at once.
Are there plans for more new music next year?
Indeed! But not until about the middle of the year. COVID has been great for garage band demos.
How excited are you about the prospect of touring?
To be honest I’m just excited to not have to wear a mask 24/7! But hell yeah, it can be hard to even conceptualise these things becoming a reality again.
What’s a fun fact that your fans wouldn’t know about Mid City?
Tim the drummer is by far the most interesting member of MID CITY. Which is NEVER the case with bands. Every weekend he takes up and masters a new hobby. This week it was making blueberry bagels in a BBQ… don’t ask me how.
Interview By Rob Lyon