The wait is finally over with the release of the much-anticipated third studio album, TIDES, from prolifically talented guitarist, composer and songwriter Darren Middleton.

To coincide with the release, Middleton has offered up a brand-new clip for track ‘After All‘.

The clip, which premiered on The Music, delves into the nostalgia of Middleton’s youth and explores the adolescent dream and infinite possibilities of who and what you will be when you grow up.

After All‘ features Darren like you’ve never seen him before – as a mime, flight attendant, artist, ninja and more.

Whichever way you prefer him, ‘After All‘ is a feel good, playful take on childhood wonder. Darren says of the clip, “This clip tells the story of some of the things I wanted to be when I grew up…The song is a celebration, a real up vibe, throw your arms in the air, dance in the rain kind of thing… and I wanted the clip to have that fun energy.

Co-produced by Davey Lane (You Am I) and featuring lead singles ‘Just Let Me Go‘ and ‘Some People‘, TIDES takes Darren on a new direction, with a focus on making music to connect, to build and share bridges. Recorded straight to tape, in full takes, to capture evolution in the music, the error and the brilliance, finally bought together in the mix by inimitable producer Steve Schram (Paul Kelly, San Cisco, Cat Empire).

Featuring a star-studded line-up of talented Aussies, including Vika, Linda Bull and Kelly Lane on backing vocals, and Graeme Pogson (The Bamboos), Luke Hodgson (Meg Mac), Xani Kolac and Louis Macklin (JET) creating the rhythm of the album.

In celebration of the new album Darren will be hitting the road this October, visiting fans in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Get ready for a night of brand-new tracks and old crowd favourites to sing along to!

123 Agency and VVV MGMT presents:


Tides Tour

Friday 12th Oct, 2018
Factory Floor – Sydney, NSW
Tickets | RSVP

Friday 19th Oct, 2019
The Zoo – Brisbane, QLD
Tickets | RSVP

Friday 26th Oct, 2019
Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, VIC
Tickets | RSVP

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