Have an early listen to The Middle Ages first single Know When You’re Not Wanted / Brick By Brick
The Middle Ages release their first music as a band, “Know When You’re Not Wanted” and “Brick By Brick” through Bandcamp – 13th September 2016. This single is the first in a quiver of singles to span 2016 and 2017.
Anthony Mackey (Large Mound) is now joined by Greg O’Brien (Hot Colossus) on bass, Carroll Reid (Fairuza, Octopuss Underground) on drums and Chris Duffin on guitar.
Mackey’s lyrics tread a skillful balance between wry, modern satire and defiant social commentator for a darker age. This narrative will be familiar to anyone down with the music of his previous band, indie-rock stalwarts: Large Mound. Musically though, Mackey’s attention has moved from the riff to the chorus and this single has two huge ones! The band’s live show feel is faithfully in captured this first release.
Previous album, Still Metal (2014), was the touchstone for the formation of The Middle Ages, albeit a repackaged and rebranded version of Anthony Mackey’s solo album. Many of the songs from that release form the backbone of The Middle Ages live set today.
Know When You’re Not Wanted / Brick By Brick is available to buy from The Middle Ages’ Bandcamp page from September 13th.