From Denton, Texas, Midlake have honed a wonderfully unique and eclectic sound that has given rise to favorites such as Roscoe, Bandits, and Acts of Man. Balancing powerful vocals with story-telling lyrics and quirky riffs, Midlake create music that can be revisited time and time again. With their last album The Courage of Others having been released back in 2010, AMBY caught up with the band about what’s next and what’s new.
AMBY: Hello Midlake, what has the band been up to lately?
Midlake: Recording morning, noon and night.
AMBY: Which Midlake song is your favorite and why?
Midlake: The ones on the forthcoming record of course!
AMBY: We’ve been wondering for a while now, what’s the story behind Kingfish Pies?
Midlake: It was a fictitious product at a fictitious place of work.
AMBY: What is the funniest thing to happen to you at one of your gigs?
Midlake: One time a lady (assumably) through her undergarments at me. For a Midlake gig, that’s pretty funny.
AMBY: What does the band have planned for 2013?
Midlake: Finishing the record and touring here there and everywhere.
AMBY: Has hailing from Denton, Texas had an impact on your music? If so, how?
Midlake: Denton is an amazing town filled with some of the most talented people I’ve ever met. It’s a great place for community, inspiration and cheap living!
AMBY: What’s the best part about being in Midlake?
Midlake: Traveling the world playing music with friends.
AMBY: Members of the band have done quite a few collaborations, such as the one with Chemical Brothers. But if you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Midlake: Hmmm…that’s a tough one. What the hell, Paul McCartney.
AMBY: If you were a heavy metal band whom would you be?
AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?
Midlake: My wife, music, and the unknown.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Midlake that nobody knows yet?
Midlake: We own a bar in Denton called Paschall Bar…come visit us!
Thank you so very much Midlake, for giving us your answers!
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Alicia Atout & Nadia Kaakati