When you first listen to the yacht-rock trio the Middle Coast, it is very hard to believe that the band members are all less than 22 years of age. In the iconic words of Indiana Jones, you can really say that it is not about the years, it is actually about the mileage.
The Brandon-based group members – recently voted one of the top 5 local bands on the University of Winnipeg paper the Uniter’s annual Uniter Fiver list — have been playing with each other since they were teens, and they have spent quite some time of the 2015 touring coast to coast, lumbering more than seven-hundred hours on the road as well as performing upwards of hundred-fifty shows.
During that period, they also began and ended their very first full-length album.
Keyboard player Liam Duncan, now 19 years old, said that it was really busy, but it was really great. You learn very much each time you go out on the road — everything starting from the business side of music to how one is playing. They record each show they do and they listen back to it afterwards to see what they could improve. He believes, over the past year, it has been a great part of their improvement. They are making things better constantly.
Duncan and his band members were earlier known as Until Red. But they hated the name since they selected it. They time, they were around 14 years old. They did not believe that the name did not really represent them.