Like so many artists, MID CITY are reflecting on the events of 2020 in their music. Their new single 'Liar Liar' acknowledges the dual realities of life in a global pandemic, and is honing in on that feeling of “wanting to act like nothing is going wrong for a second”, in combination with the need to "step up when sh*t gets real”.
Energetic and rambunctious, ‘Liar Liar’ will be track one on MID CITY’s upcoming EP Wishing For The Best, to be released next month and lead vocalist Joel Griffith explained the process of transforming his melancholy musings into an explosive track, filled with pounding percussion and thrashing guitars reminiscent of WAAX and Hockey Dad.
“What started out as a beast of an instrumental, 'Liar Liar' took its final form when I forced myself out of town to a kitch-as-hell 1950's caravan out past the Dandenongs. It was here, as the valley filled with heavy smoke haze, that I put pen to paper and conjured the demons needed to match melody with meaning.”
The indie-rock quartet are not afraid to combine their earnest lyrics with quite a full, rowdy sound, and are starting to make a name for themselves after the huge success of their debut EP Die Waiting; its stand-out track 'Old Habits' peaked at number nine on Triple J’s ‘Most Played’ and grossed over 2 million streams across platforms. The track also made some noise abroad in 2019 when it hit the Viral Top 50 Chart on Spotify in Germany.
It’s pretty evident from the energy in ‘Liar Liar’ that these guys would be great live, and they’ve definitely got the repertoire to prove it. The group embarked on a huge 18 date international tour in 2019, and also played packed out shows at BIGSOUND, Reeperbahn Festival and NYE On The Hill.
If you’re looking for something powerful, MID CITY’s ‘Liar Liar’ is fully charged. If these guys don’t get you begging for the return of live music, I don’t know what will.