Songs for the apocalypse: The Middle East “Hunger Song”

There’s another song by Australia band (or ex-band) The Middle East called ‘Jesus Came to My Birthday Party’ which is absolutely outstanding but not quite the right fit for AUK, so I’m going today for this little gem instead. I can’t remember how I discovered them, only that the year I did was the year they split up, a kiss of death I have generously passed on to the only venues I have ever run music festivals in too (you’re both welcome). The indie-folk band formed in Townsville, Queensland back in 2005, although by 2011 the band’s Rohin Jones described their album from which ‘Hunger Song’ is taken to Line of Best Fit as a “a mediocre attempt”.  Honestly boys, we see mediocre not infrequently and it ain’t this.


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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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