The Hungarian Middlemist Red was formed in the end of 2012 in Budapest. The band's main inspiration channels from the late 60's and the early 70's rock bands like The Doors and The Beatles, as well as bands from the new wave of psychedelic rock like The Black Angels and Tame Impala.
In november 2013, they released their first EP called As If You Could Mess This Up, which gained popularity in the country and the band, with their song Single Switcheroo, won an alternative song contest hosted by a major Hungarian website.
Thanks for the contest, Deezer also payed attention to the band and they chose them to participate in their international competition called Deezer Young Guns. They were selected into the most promising four out of 182 country's young talents and at the end of the contest Middlemist Red won.