Middle Kids are at The Brudenell on 22 November

Australian trio Middle Kids – Hannah JoyHarry Day and Tim Fitz – will continue their UK tour by appearing at the Brudenell on 22 November,  after their successful appearances in the US.

 ‘Lost Friends’, their debut album, was hailed by NME for its “Timeless songs that sound like immediate classics”, and more praise has been heaped on this band:
“Genuinely brilliant choruses on every song” – NME 
“The Australian trio’s debut album deals in radiant, anthemic indie rock, balancing doubt-ridden lyrics with clear-eyed execution” – Pitchfork
 “They effectively thread the winsome early-’90s alt pop of Belly and  the Cranberries with the big-tent ambitions of ’00s-era ensembles like Arcade Fire and The National – Pitchfork
“Australian trio with an extraordinary knack for blending beautiful melodies, a vintage country music atmosphere and grungy power chords into a glorious sound.” – Sunday Express 
“Lost Friends is a cocktail of infectious indie-pop and alt-country that packs a punch” – DORK
“How does a band get this good, this quicky?” – Billboard
“Heartfelt, clever ruminations at the intersection of indie-rock and alt-country” – Rolling Stone
“Led by the powerful vocals of Hannah Joy, the trio deal in infectious indie pop-rock.”– Sunday Times
“…solid, countryfied vignettes of joy and melancholy sound like the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film…”– Q
“Middle Kids’ stellar debut Lost Friends is jam-packed with biting cuts and memorable hooks.”- Line of Best Fit
‘Don’t Be Hiding’. – the video has been shared by the band, and Hannah had this to say about it:

“Don’t Be Hiding calls us to be honest and brave in sharing who we are whilst learning to love ourselves and each other as imperfect yet cherished people.  We made this video at Harry’s house. It’s relaxed and playful, like the song, as if to create a space to explore this idea of sharing and accepting.”

Consistent with this notion, the trio have also launched Found Friends introducing Mix-tape culture into the modern age by using Spotify’s technology to match fans, and their playlists, with each other wherever they may be.

We made our album Lost Friends with the intention to help listeners further discover what is true and beautiful about the world and its people.To us, the phrase Lost Friends mourns lost connections but also reveres the very human desire for relationship. We are thankful for the bonds that music creates for us and want you to feel a little more connected by music, too.”

Middle Kids Photograph by Ellie Smith

Check out Found Friends HERE and share a playlist and find a friend.

Lost Friends was released on May 4ththrough Lucky Number and is available to order now HERE on limited lilac coloured gatefold vinyl, gatefold CD and digital download.

This summer, the band also made their second and third appearances on U.S. television following on from their Conan performance. Middle Kids performed their single ‘Mistake’, and “On My Knees’, on Jimmy Kimmel, which you can watch HERE and both songs again plus current single ‘Edge of Town’ on CBS This MorningHERE.

UK Tour Dates

November 20 | Manchester, GB @ The Deaf Institute

November 21 | Newcastle, GB @ The Think Tank

November 22 | Leeds, GB @ Brudenell Social Club

November 24 | Nottingham, GB @ The Bodega

November 25 | Leicester, GB @ The Cookie

November 26 | London, GB @ Village Underground

Feature photograph by Maclay Herriot

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