One listen to Lost Friends, Middle Kids’ forthcoming 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”), and with Lost Friends expected in the spring, 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.
Lost Friends is beautiful, and yet it’s also a strange brew of skittering tempos, melodies that suddenly shift from major to minor chords, and rhythmic interludes that set the band apart from its peers.
Middle Kids will be coming to the Tractor Tavern on June 30th with special guests Duncan Fellows and Honcho Poncho. Tickets are available here.