There’s a lot in the Names
Wells and The Middle Names like to do things a little differently. The Tasmanian six-piece’s sound is infused with acoustic and electric guitars, keyboard, violin, bass, drums with up to five of them singing at the same time. ‘‘We are all really good friends and have the time of our lives on stage,’’ says Wells. ‘‘Our live show is diverse with a lot of energy, and that transfers to everyone who comes to watch us.’’ The Hobart-based indiepop band are hitting the road to celebrate the release of their debut six-track EP House, Come Home. Wells says the EP features a range of tracks from indie-pop, heavier tracks and folk tunes. He says although the whole band contributes to the creative process, Wells finds the structure for a song before everyone adds their take to it. ‘‘We are all songwriters, and we all have an opinion on everything,’’ says Wells. ‘‘We try and write about things that are personal and things we are familiar with, rather than things that I have no idea about.’’
Ben Wells and The Middle Names, Marcus Blacke, Kate & Liza and Holly Terrens, play The Loft, on Chevron Island, on Saturday.
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Ben Wells and The Middle Names