The harmonical sound of classical combined with rock defines best this five piece from Australia, The Middle East, known for its dynamical style to make music through the assemblance of keyboards, electric guitar, and the organic melody of acoustic, banjo, flute, piano and the amazing voices of Jordan Ireland, Rochin Jones and Bree Traner.
The band was formed in 2005, and since its very beginning, The Middle East has been hard to categorize as one genre for their notorious and different experimentation with sound in each song, while assembling mostly folk, although varying with ambiance, alternative rock, pop and country. Also, there is a particular mixture of classical with accoustic instrumentation that goes along with of Jordan Ireland and Bree Tranter.
The Middle East has not yet released a full lenght album, although, their EP The Recordings of The Middle East put them on the spotlight as one of the most prominent indie bands of today. The band definitely knows how to play oustanding performances, as they did in KEXP‘s live broadcasting at the 2010 edition of SXSW with “Blood“, “Hunger“, “Lie Thee Down“, “Mt. Morgan” and “The Darkest Side“.