The Middle East are not from the Middle East, they are from Townsville, Australia. They broke up in 2008. Now they are back together. This is a good thing! The band crosses many genres, but I’ll just be lazy and call them indie folk. They are one of the bands I’m looking forward to catching at SXSW this year…I’m pretty sure they will be one of the bands that many people will be talking about after SXSW this year.
If you can’t make SXSW this year, catch them on tour with Mumford & Sons.