Middle Kids - Middle Kids

Limited 12" Black Vinyl EP

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Middle Kids is the debut EP by Australian indie rock band Middle Kids, released in February 2017 via Domino Records in the US and Universal Music in Australia.

Considering they only released their first single in 2016 without having played a single show, three-piece Middle Kids have made quite an impression. Lead singer and guitarist Hannah Joy had slowly been making a name for herself in Australia via a handful of Bandcamp solo releases, but with only two singles to their name, Middle Kids lucked out when they were endorsed by Elton John on Beats Radio.

Given their brief history, their first EP, Middle Kids, feels startlingly self-assured. The first two singles head things up and while their narrative might be adorably lo-fi, the arc of their songs certainly aims for a huge audience. But then Middle Kids often take a smoke-and-mirrors approach. "Never Start's" low-key beginning masks its aspirational ambition whereby Joy rips into a classic-sounding yet nonetheless irresistible hook that makes a play for the big stadium pop of Fleetwood Mac.

Opening with a guitar riff that summons the ghost of grunge's past, "Old River" begins as the darkest-sounding track on the EP. As with many of the songs here, this one's foundations lie in the solid but ramshackle rhythm section. The bass is like a steam engine driving the tempo, while the drums play around like a restless child. The addition of decorative jangly guitar and Joy's older-than-her-years vocal add a breadth that lifts their music out of purely indie pop territory.

Middle Kids appear to have emerged almost fully formed , their strength is in building in an old-world confidence while remaining youthful, hopeful, and maintaining a propulsive pace throughout.

Check out the tracks: “Edge Of Town”’ “Never Start”’, “Your Love” and “Old River”. 

This limited edition 12” EP is pressed in Australia on black vinyl.

(0602557281118)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Your Love

3:16

A2

Edge Of Town

3:45

A3

Never Start

3:17

B1

Fire In Your Eyes

3:01

B2

Old River

3:30

B3

Doing It Right

3:07

SKU 0602557281118
Record Label Middle Kids
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 5728111
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 17 February 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 17 February 2017
Barcode # 0602557281118
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 12" EP, Black Vinyl, 45 RPM
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL EP

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