Premiere: MID CITY share a wacky vid for latest single, Fake Friends Forever
Fresh from their latest EP back in April, the new song comes with a world tour kicking off at BIGSOUND.
After a consistent stream of A-grade alt-rock singles throughout the last year, 2019 has seen somewhat of an evolutionary year for Melbourne-based group MID CITY, placing them further into the spotlight and elevating them not just to become one Australia's most exciting bands in this alt/rock/indie space, but one quickly gaining international attention too. It's largely thanks to their debut EP Die Waiting back in April; a five-track collection of tracks that showcases the band's versatility to move between pop hooks and strong guitar riffs, spotlighting songwriting and production skills - perhaps a result of working with Holy Holy mega-producer Oscar Dawson - rather than trying to capture the biggest sounds they can.
Even though their new EP only just arrived a few months back, they're already at work to follow it up, recently dropping their returning single Fake Friends Forever. It's a hard-hitting and thrashing return that feels like a larger-than-life extension of their debut EP, capturing that drive for strengthful songwriting but interpreting it in a way that makes the instrumental rhythms underneath more heavily emphasised. Today, however, we're premiering the song's official video clip, and it's a bit of a light-hearted effort that marries the single's anthemic choruses and ruckus-inducing backings with a somewhat comedic twist. "In early August, Joel and Nick from MID CITY disappeared for three days after leaving Melbourne to shoot a video in a remote Victorian coastal village. They were subsequently found, feverishly scrubbing themselves in the shower stalls of a Corio truck stop. According to the duo, neither had any recollection of what happened over those 72 hours. That was until their management received this video in the mail."
There are references to Napoleon Dynamite and a whole lot of mannequins involved, so maybe we'll just let the clip do the talking:
Catch them around the country at the start of September - including shows at BIGSOUND - before a larger international tour (highlighting their global rise) takes through the rest of the month and into October. Full dates below:
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