Sydney-based outfit Down The Middle have dropped their newest release Green Eyed, a pure explosion of indie rock featuring four minutes of gritty guitars, driving drums and bass with soaring vocals. While only forming late last year, the track makes the future look bright for this band.
Green Eyed is sure to get your blood pumping and your feet stomping. With Down The Middle’s own brand of indie rock characterised by their warm vocal hooks, a driving rhythm section and dynamic guitars likened to The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Pixies.
Green Eyed by Down The Middle offers an exciting taste of the band’s future as gritty guitars, a dab of surf rock and powerful vocals tap into the all-too-familiar feeling of mistaken jealousy.
Made up of two local Sydney boys and two long settled expats from Ireland and South Africa, a meeting of musical interests and lucky encounters led the group to form and find their groove.
While the single deals with the darker themes of envy, seen through lyrics tinged by regret (“Its no surprise the fault was mine, it was nothing at all”), the melody shines with a lustre and promise that only the most skilled indie rock songwriters can pull off.
It is this fresh and thoughtful tone, ringing for just over four minutes on Green Eyed, that makes the track such an enjoyable listen.
Having already played 16 shows and headlined several iconic Sydney venues, Down The Middle continue to cement their place in the Sydney music scene.
Thankfully, there will be plenty of opportunity for audiences to let loose and indulge in some of the best music Sydney has to offer, with the band embarking on a four state tour this April.
To catch Down The Middle at one of their upcoming gigs, check out the details below:
April 19 – Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney – Details
April 20 – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra – Details
April 21 – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle – Details
April 25 – The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne – Details
April 28 – Rics Bar, Brisbane – Details