Sharing a first glimpse into what promises to be a massive year of music, Melbourne-based indie rockers MID CITY return with the brilliant new single, ‘Choc Mint’.
The single, which is the first fans are hearing since 2020’s 'Wishing For The Best' EP, is a striking return from the group - the final result is 3:49 minutes of spirited hooks and insatiable melody. Reinvigorated inspiration and influence worked its way into MID CITY’s creative process in the months following their sophomore EP drop, with ‘Choc Mint’ debuting as the band’s first taste of their forthcoming debut album.
‘Choc Mint’ acts as both a perfect introduction to the MID CITY sound, as it does a warm return for fans who have followed the group since the beginning. Brandishing a sense of catharsis and anthemic energy within their music that has seen them compared to the likes of Gang of Youths, The Walkmen and Arctic Monkeys, MID CITY are well aware of the uplifting power of music. And as such, their new music has been developed specifically with the intent to bring people together and let off steam.
The band recorded their new single between The Aviary studio, the home studios of MID CITY’s Ben Woodmason and James Campbell, as well as the home studio of co-producer Greg Rietwyk (Press Club). The ‘Choc Mint’ process saw MID CITY work with not only Rietwyk on production and mixing, but also Matthew Gray (Violent Soho, Hope D) on final mastering.
On their new single and music, MID CITY’s resolve was clear: they wanna make their fans move. As they explained, “Our entire existence as a band is about getting people to uncross their arms at gigs. There's enough terrible stuff going on in the world without a bunch of relatively fortunate dudes in a band making people feel worse about themselves or disappearing up their collective musical butts trying to be the saviours of music as we know it. We wanna write fast songs with big choruses that make other things in your life feel less shit.”
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