There’s a lot in the Names

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

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

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