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Music, Thu 6 Feb 2020, £6

Bodys presents Mush + Middle Child

Bodys presents Mush + Middle Child


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8:30pm Middle Child
We at Bodys think Middle Child are amazing, after discovering them last year. Their recent single, 2020, was released on New Year's Day and is an absolute killer, listen to it here
Here is their extremely modest bio: Guitar player Dan Lucas and singer Rory Welbrock started Middle Child in 2012 as a side project to a band they were already playing in. They called themselves Worm back then, and recruiting Holly Beer on bass and James Ridgway on drums, they set to work writing heartfelt grungy head bangers and trying to do what people in bands do. Get drunk and take over the world. They succeeded in the former and found moderate success in the latter, doing the odd pub gig in their home town of York and capturing the hearts of their parents. The band disbanded in 2015 due to other commitments. They drifted, went their separate ways and found themselves in various corners of the UK. However in 2018 they rose like a phoenix from the ashes, rebranding themselves Middle Child and continuing to do much the same as they’d done before. Since then they’ve been writing songs, working on that oh so important sound and having fun recording.

9:15pm Mush
Having garnered some attention in the early days for their unhinged and often calamitous live shows in Leeds, the band came back out of obscurity following the unlikely radio hit ‘Alternative Facts’, clocking in at an uncompromising ten minutes (listen here The song, one of the last releases for the legendary Too Pure Singles Club (RIP) immediately caught the attention of BBC 6 Music DJ Marc Riley. Mush have since gone on to do 4 live sessions with Marc Riley. Notably the Gig Economy single made it onto the BBC6 playlist and made it to number 8 in the UK Vinyl chart for singles.
Songwriter Dan Hyndman, explains the genesis of the band as being ‘fairly boiler plate’ a combination of friends old and new converging in Leeds post-uni to form a band predominantly united in their mutual affection for the Pavement back catalogue. The band’s progression has taken them fairly far afield from this original simplistic vision. After the success of their debut EP 'The Induction Party', Mush return to promote their new album '3D Routine'.

About Bodys
Bodys is a gig promoter in Wakefield, hosting frequent shows. Follow us on social media @bodyswakefield to see what other shows we are hosting. Our gigs are intentionally set at times that allow you to be in bed early if you fancy, and we always announce set times well in advance.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 Feb 2020 20:00
Doors 8pm
First band 8:30pm
Second band 9:15pm


£6 (plus booking fee)



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