MidweekTonic land at the top of my list of 2015 for diversity and innovation. The Auckland three-piece have dropped an album that is an energetic melting pot of styles. Self-tagged as alt/rock, rock and acoustic rock, ‘Running Out Of Time’ is all of that and more. Flick Of A Switch avoids any predictability and throws the listener in new directions with an energetic arrangement. “Ballads, boogie and barbaric,” sums up what is on offer.
The band are as comfortable sitting in a waltz as they are riffing like Black Sabbath, with plenty of eyebrow-raising guitar solos. Bassist Andrew Burt‘s vocals, while edgy, explore his full range freely and expressively. Both the production and album sleeve presentation are top class, reinforcing the fact that this band take themselves seriously, and listeners after intrigue and inspiration should do the same. For a fresh and diverse new listen ‘Running Out Of Time’ is your MidweekTonic.