If we can possibly crave a lump in the throat, if there’s desire deep in us to be moved by sentimentality, then there’s a voice from the windswept southern coast who’s found her calling. Kids At Midnight (Jane Elizabeth Hanley) works quietly in her Brunswick apartment manifesting moments of teen romance and pastel colours, high school socials and heartbreaking first loves.
Every note and every beat pristinely directed with the flair of a John Hughes film. But outside of the epic choruses and grandiose tones, the intelligent phrasing of Hanley’s vocals make her tunes truly unique and instantly recognisable. Having established fine regard with taste makers in Australian radio and streaming, the forthcoming album is already conjuring anticipation. Her new single ‘Boys Like You’ has turned up early to give us a glimpse of what’s to come. Delicate, powerful and dynamic, full of Kids At Midnight flavour and grace, anguish, languish and Idealism.
‘This song is like a fluffy cloud…with lots of tears in it.”
Triple J, Richard Kingsmill (‘Survival’, 2015)
“Such a Donna Lewis vibe, super 90’s and super romantic. I actually feel like I’m in Strictly Ballroom – Fran dancing on the rooftop with Scott! Best film ever btw.”
Triple J, Bridget Hustwaite (‘Birds’, 2017)
“I’ve got you belting this out from a lighthouse at some point of the film clip. Emotional, honest and stirring effort.”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘Turn It Off’, 2016)
“Her voice is no less than stunningly gorgeous as the reverb hits and she sings of the pain associated with not being able to turn off her emotions from a past life and a past love. It’s a tale we’re all familiar with, although it may never have been spoken so well until now.”
Impose Magazine (‘Turn It Off’, 2016)
“Listening to this with four surrounding walls isn’t fair. Someone ship over that wardrobe closet from Narnia because I need a magical portal to get me to Kids At Midnight. Alternatively, a sandy beach or flower-filled meadow will also do nicely. ‘Silence’ isn’t about not having something to say, it’s about being in awe and singer Jane Elizabeth Hanley leaves me speechless.”
Kick Kick Snare (‘Silence’, 2016)
‘Boys Like You’ will be released on Friday 12th July 2019