One listen to Lost Friends, Middle Kids’ debut on Domino, and it’s clear that the rising Australian trio is aligned with each member’s own vision. Its 12 songs veer from brittle blasts of indie rock to elegiac piano ballads to pop anthems destined to ignite stadium singalongs. Already armed with a sleeper hit (“Edge of Town”), the band – including singer-guitarist-songwriter Hannah Joy, bassist Tim Fitz, and drummer Harry Day — is poised to break out well beyond its native Sydney in 2018.
Despite their circuitous paths to the band, Joy, Fitz, and Day share at least one common trait: They know how to craft classic riffs that tangle up in your brain like taffy and choruses that linger long after the song has faded. And they’ve bonded over a greater sense of what their music should accomplish. “We are obsessive about music, but we don’t see music as the end point. We see it as an amazing force of connection,” Joy says. “We’re really committed to each other as people first, and then the music comes out of that place.”
Middle Kids are bringing their infectious sound to First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on Friday, December 7th. Ticket are just $15 in advance and still available online HERE. Middle Kids are supported by New York City based The Shacks.
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