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“Hannah’s voice is a little Stevie Nicks-ie and the jangly guitars sound like they’re lifted from an interstitial scene in Singles, but you know sometimes you hear a song and you just like it.”


“Heartfelt, clever ruminations at the intersection of indie rock and alt-country”


 “Led by the powerful vocals of Hannah Joy, the trio deal in infectious indie pop-rock.”


Aussie trio Middle Kids will release their debut album Lost Friends next month, and today they share new single “On My Knees”. The band explain the track is about rejecting the value system of the individual as the prime unit of society. It’s also about how suffering and disappointment can help change our perspective in a healthy way. When we stop focusing on ‘winning’ and can submit to something bigger, or to each other, we are better people.” Listen HERE.

On Lost FriendsHannah JoyHarry Day and Tim Fitz bring back their knack for haunting hooks, lyrical poignancy and irresistible indie rock appeal that critics praised in their self-titled first EP, released in February 2017. This radiant collection of new songs conjures melodic nostalgia for some of songwriting’s very best, rich in heartfelt build and beautiful simplicity.

Middle Kids made a powerful debut last year with the release of their internationally acclaimed self-titled EP, featuring singles “Edge of Town” and  “Your Love”. The band dazzled at several SXSW and The Great Escape showcases, made their U.S. television debut on Conan and supported legendary acts like Ryan Adams and The War On Drugs.

The new album, Lost Friends, is the kind of album that sucker-punches you in the gut, revealing its nuances only after repeated listens. The songs’ edges are jagged, the production clean, stray imperfections imbue warmth and a human touch. Middle Kids craft classic hooks and riffs that tangle up in your brain like licorice and choruses that linger long after the song has faded. And they’ve bonded over a greater sense of what their music should accomplish.

Lost Friends will be released on May 4th through EMI Music Australia and is available now to pre-order HERE on limited lilac coloured gatefold vinyl, gatefold CD, and digital download.

Lost Friends track-listing:

01. Bought It

02. Mistake

03. Edge Of Town

04. Maryland

05. On My Knees

06. Don’t Be Hiding

07. Hole

08. Please

09. Lost Friends

10. Never Start

11. Tell Me Something

12. So Long Farewell I’m Gone

Lost Friends cover art


Middle Kids Lost Friends National Tour

Presented by triple j

Tickets on sale now from www.middlekidsmusic.com/tour



Wed 9 May    Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA

Thu 10 May    Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle WA

Fri 11 May      Fat Controller, Adelaide SA

Fri 18 May      Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD **SOLD OUT**

Sat 19 May     Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD **NEW SHOW**

Wed 23 May  Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC **NEW SHOW**

Fri 25 May      Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC

Sat 26 May     Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC **SOLD OUT**

Sun 27 May    Sydney Opera House, NSW (VIVID LIVE**NEW SHOW**


Middle Kids international tour dates

Tickets from www.middlekidsmusic.com


June 01          Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival

June 03          New York, NY @ Governors Ball

June 05          Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

June 08          Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room

June 09          Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

June 11          Kansas City, MO @ recordBar

June 12          St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

June 13          Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

June 15          Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

June 16          Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

June 18          Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall

June 19          Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory

June 22          Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub

June 21          Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Ustairs)

June 23          Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

June 26          Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

June 27          San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

June 29          Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

June 30          Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern




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