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Middle Kids Announce Debut LP ‘Lost Friends’, Share “Mistake”

Australian trio Middle Kids announce their eagerly-awaited debut album, Lost Friends, out May 4, 2018 on Domino.

On Lost Friends, Hannah Joy, Harry 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 March 2016. This radiant collection of new songs conjures melodic nostalgia for some of songwriting’s very best, rich in heartfelt build and beautiful simplicity. Take new song “Mistake” as evidence – the first single from the album, released today and available to stream / buy via all digital retailers.

Listen to “Mistake” HERE

Watch the video for “Mistake” HERE

Middle Kids made a powerful debut last year with the release of their internationally acclaimed self-titled EP, featuring hit singles “Edge of Town” and “Your Love.” The band dazzled at several SXSW showcases, sold-out Baby’s All Right in New York City, performed sessions for KCRWKEXP and Sirius XMU and made their television debut on Conan. In addition to their headlining successes, Middle Kids supported legendary acts like Ryan Adams and The War On Drugs. They’ll kick off an extensive U.S. tour this June, including festival plays at Governors Ball in New York City and Firefly Music Festival in Dover. The full run is detailed below, with all tickets going on sale this Friday, February 2nd.

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 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.

“In a time where a lot of division is growing, we want to be part of the conversation that unites people around certain ideals that are universal, like hope and love,” says Hannah Joy. “That’s so much a thread throughout this album: Even though things are tough, it’s worth believing in something good and in the idea that we can heal. And in some ways, I wanted the music to be beautiful and a respite from what’s going on.”

Lost Friends is available to pre-order now on limited pressing purple vinyl housed in gatefold jacket, gatefold CD w/ 6-page booklet, and digital download, via iTunes and Domino Mart.

Tour:

AU

Feb 03 | Mornington, Vic @ Let Go Festival

Feb 06 | Sydney, AU @ The Enmore Theatre (w/ The War On Drugs) Sold Out

Feb 07 | | Sydney, AU @ The Enmore Theatre (w/ The War On Drugs) Sold Out

Feb 13 | Melbourne, AU @ Forum Theatre (w/ The War On Drugs) Sold Out

Feb 14 | Melbourne, AU @ Forum Theatre (w/ The War On Drugs) Sold Out

Feb 17 | Woodside, SA @ Bird In Hand (w/ Gang of Youths) Sold Out

Mar 11 | Sydney, NSW @ Oxford Art Factory

Mar 19 | Melbourne, VIC @ Howler

UK

April 02 | London, UK @ Moth Club

US

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 21 | Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)

June 22 | Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub

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

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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