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Anthony Mackey
Greg O'Brien
Chris Duffin
Carroll Reid
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Rock band
Ireland
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Dis.Cafe / Thus Follows
Digital Single
2017

Know / Brick by Brick
Digital Single
2016

Still Metal
Digital Album
2015
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BIO
Anthony Mackey (Large Mound) is now joined by Greg O’Brien (Hot Colossus) on bass, Carroll Reid (Fairuza, Octopuss Underground) on drums and Chris Duffin on guitar.

Mackey’s lyrics tread a skillful balance between wry, modern satire and defiant social commentator for a darker age. This narrative will be familiar to anyone down with the music of his previous band, indie-rock stalwarts: Large Mound.

Previous album, Still Metal, was the touchstone for the formation of The Middle Ages, albeit a repackaged and rebranded version of Anthony Mackey’s solo album. TMA's set gets added to constantly with one huge catchy rock song after another. The great Irish songbook is being written. Ignore it at your peril.


(Not a) Disappointing Radio Show

Eoghan Holland's Cans show on Galway's Flirt FM played Disappointing Café last week. First radio play we know of. Listen to the show in the enbedded player.


New Video



This was shot last weekend at our gig in Hanna's Bar in Navan. From load-in to load-out.


New Single Out Tomorrow (update: Out NOW)
Better late than never. We are sneaking out a new single on Friday 27th October. Two quality rock songs recorded on the same day as our last single, Disappointing Café and Thus Follows.



The Middle Ages drop a new single, 2 songs, 27 Oct 2017. Head over to our bandcamp page tomorrow and behold Disappointing Cafe and Thus Follows, two more instant classics from The Middle Ages' expanding catalogue of instant classics.

Disappointing Cafe is self explanatory, no metaphors here. The Middle Ages' dictator Anthony Mackey explains "one evening I sat down with nothing and said 'I'm not fucking getting up until I've written a song''.

Thus Follows is more complaint rock in the vein of "I Can't Die", a song written by the tyrant Mackey while in his previous band, Large Mound. It talks about the eventual death of art at the hands of greedy, so-called fans. "Meanwhile we're starving them and we're giving them the fingers".

The Middle Ages are Anthony, Chris, Greg and Carroll.
www.themiddleagesband.com

Next gig:
27th December / The Arch Bar, Dunshaughlin / opening for Here Be Monsters at a one off 25th anniversary reunion gig.


Gig news at last
We played a sneaky gig last weekend, outdoors. Good craic.
Our next gigs are,

Saturday 21st October 2017
Hanna's Bar, Navan


Wednesday 27th December 2017
The Arch Bar, Dunshaughlin
(opening for Here Be Monsters)

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE


Adding to the Souch Meeds
The Middle Ages are now on Soundcloud too. Another place you can listen to our single. Itching to get the next release out there.



Recording
Last weekend we went back into Slane Rehearsal Studios, set up a bunch of mics and hit record. Here's Chris playing some proper old school heavy metal!



Thanks
Thanks to Luke from Retro Revival Indie Club for hosting us last weekend. They have a good few gigs coming up. Give RRIC your support.

Retro Revival Indie Club (on facebook)


New Gig Announced for this weekend!
After Girlfriend had to pull out of their gig on Saturday we're taking their place. Get well soon.

RRIC presents:
Windings / Autre Mode / The Middle Ages
The Grand Social, Dublin.
Saturday 1st April. 8pm


T-shirts - official merch
We have merch. T-shirts are available in Grey (M, L, XL) and subtle Dark Grey (M, L, XL). These are available from the merch section of our bandcamp page. Cheaper at gigs though!

The Middle Ages Merch


New Gig Announced
We've been wanting to play a gig with Glimmermen for a while now, since before we were a band. Well it's on now. It's no ordinary gig either. In the comfortable surroundings of the Whelan's upstairs venue for a late show. Plus it is free admission IF you claim your guestlist place by commenting on the event page on facebook.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE CLICK HERE


New Domain Name
Poeple love the .com, perviously our normal website was themiddleages.band, we now have www.themiddleagesband.com, the old one still works.

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