Middleman are ‘Spinning Plates’ on debut LP


Middleman are set to release their debut full-length studio album, “Spinning Plates” on May 2nd through Blip Records/Universal watch the video of the same name below.

‘Spinning Plates’, is an album that surprises and astounds at every turn; unpredictability is king but its ten tracks are incredibly catchy & leave you wanting to go through it all again! Their new album, ‘Spinning Plate’ is compiled from the songs that Middleman self-recorded over a six month period in a tiny studio in Leeds and means everything to Middleman – “It tells the truth, it doesn’t sugar coat anything and its got just the right balance of the dark side and a defiant, undying optimism. It’s already paid off for us creatively; this album represents everything we have been searching for since we started out 4 years ago both sonically and lyrically.”

The result of this 4 years hard work is a debut album of album of immense originality. Opening with the title track and finishing with their emphatic live set closer “Holding Out For The Sun” the record displays depth & big pop choruses throughout.

The album includes the previous two singles – “It’s Not Over Yet” which has been synced to the NBA2K11 computer game alongside artists such as Snoop Dogg, Drake and 2 Door Cinema Club. The second single “Chipping Away”, released in November gained support from Radio 1, Kerrang Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Raw Talent & was playlisted by XFM as well as being playlisted on Sub.TV and NME Radar TV.

Since January the two different adverts for the Gadget Show have used two more album tracks, “Clipped Wings” and “Holding Out For The Sun”. The recent advert for American shows on 5 and Fiver used “Good To Be Back”. While the new single “Spinning Plates” has been made the music to the new adverts for CSI. This means that so far this year half of Middleman’s debut album has been synced to television and computer games, before the album has even been released.

The whole of “Spinning Plates” comes from their desire make a record and create a piece of art that represents “our true thoughts and feelings. We’ve named the album ‘Spinning Plates’ because that’s what it feels like we’ve been doing. Hopefully it’s a feeling most people can relate to, it’s about juggling everything life has to throw at you whilst desperately trying make time for the things or people you truly love. In our case we love being in a band that has set out to swim against the current and do something totally original”.

2011 is going to be a big year, if not THE year of Middleman and their unique brand of quintessentially British, feel-good, big-beat, toe-tapping, ear-mashing hip-pop. A 20 date UK Tour is in place as well as commiting to dates in Holland, Germany, Spain & Greece.

In Middleman’s own words “We’ve reached a point that at one stage seemed completely un-obtainable and proved to ourselves that never compromising in what we are trying to do will always pay off. In 2011 we are going to be playing in your town, you will hear us on your radio and see us on the television and the whole time you will be saying, their music’s not what I would usually choose to listen too but I like it?.”

UK Tour dates

21st Leeds Brundell social Club
24th Dundee Dexters
1st Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
4th London 93 Feet East
5th York Stereo
6th Liverpool Zanzibar
19th Leeds Mine Bar
20th Huddersfield Bar 1:22
21st High Wycombe Wamalamadindong
27th Sowerby Birdge Puzzle Bar
3rd Otley Courthouse Rocks
4th Bradford Tokyo
6th London Bull & Gate Club Fandango
10th Manchester Roadhouse
11th Rock’n’Rail Festival Hamworth stage time 6pm
11th Long Division Festival Wakefield stage time 11pm
17th Hull The Lamp
18th London The Wheelbarrow, Camden
1st Ymuno Festival Conwy, Wales
2nd Beathearder Festival Ribble Valley, Lancashire
9th Birmingham The Flapper
22nd Secret Garden Festival Cambridgshire
29th Kendall Calling Festival Kendal
26th Limetree Festival Ripon
27th Galtres Festival Yorkish
3rd Wakefield The Hop
23rd Leeds Meningitis Fundraiser @ The Irish Centre

SPINNING PLATES track listing
Track listing
01. Spinning Plates
02. Snap Shots
03. Chipping Away
04. Can’t Hold Me Down
05. Adrenaline
06. Clipped Wings
07. Good To Be Back
08. It’s Not Over Yet
09. One Hundred And Thirteen
10. Holding Out For The Sun


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