Check out Leeds-based indie/rap/electro outfit Middleman’s ( Andy Craven-Griffiths – Vocals, Lee Smith – Bass & Vocals, Krishna Thiruchelvam – Guitar and Vocals, Matthew Simpson – Drums) strong track ‘Helpless’, released on Monday 16th September and taken from their forthcoming album ‘Counterstep’ (released on October 14th).
From guerilla gigs in local bars, to support slots with the likes of Ghostpoet and The Streets, Middleman have toured relentlessly, appearing at South By South West, Reading & Leeds, Latitude, Secret Garden Party and Kendal Calling, as well as a whole host of European festivals.
The crowds at Middleman shows are notorious for stage invasions, crowd surfing, relentless dancing and mosh pits, think somewhere between a club night and a punk gig. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing of course…The guys recently had armed police crash through their door after the old-lady across the road drastically misunderstood a photo shoot she witnessed, where the guys posed with toy guns and ‘robbed’ the old post office van they use for touring…
September 7th Trosse Kult Open Air, Rheine Mesum, DE
September 12th The Donkey, Leicester, UK
September 13th The Victoria, Birmingham, UK
September 14th The Mad Ferret, Preston, UK
September 15th Mother’s Ruin, Bristol, UK
September 28th Love Apple, Bradford, UK