Middle Ground love pop-punk sound
A teenage love of pop-punk music led to a new musical project for Clarkson band Middle Ground.
Singer and guitarist Chris Tonkin said he and friends Alex Hand and Joel Stuart, who play bass and drums respectively, grew up listening to Blink 182, Green Day and Stage Pimps and wanted to emulate their sound.
Tonkin said the guys had taken to writing songs, posting their first single Medication online earlier this year.
“Usually it’s me sitting in a room and coming up with acoustic stuff, then taking it to the other guys,” he said.
“We do like to throw in a surprise cover here and there.”
Tonkin said the band had no plans to record an EP, but hoped to build their profile by playing regular gigs.
“At the moment we are just focusing on playing our music and looking to build the number of gigs we do,” he said.
“We’re really just in it for a bit of fun, but we do want to make a bit of a name for ourselves.”
Middle Ground will be joined on stage on Friday by Aaron Gwynaire, Calvin Donnelly and Bethany Joan.
Head down to Bar Indigo from 8pm.