SHARE ‘DON’T BE HIDING’ VIDEO
& FOUND FRIENDS ‘MIXTAPE’ INITIATIVE
DEBUT ALBUM LOST FRIENDS OUT NOW
“Led by the powerful vocals of Hannah Joy, the trio deal in infectious indie pop-rock.”
SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
“Heartfelt, clever ruminations at the intersection of indie rock and alt-country”
“Timeless songs that sound like immediate classics… Lost Friends is a treat”
“…solid, countryfied vignettes of joy and melancholy sound like the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film…” Q
Australian trio Middle Kids, Hannah Joy, Harry Day and Tim Fitz, today share the video for ‘Don’t Be Hiding’, which follows the recent release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Lost Friends’.
Hannah says about the song and video, “There are so many things we feel ashamed of and then so often hide. When hidden, it is easy to feel people don’t know us and if they did know us, they wouldn’t accept us. Don’t Be Hiding calls us to be honest and brave in sharing who we are whilst learning to love ourselves and each other as imperfect yet cherished people. We made this video at Harry’s house. It’s relaxed and playful, like the song, as if to create a space to explore this idea of sharing and accepting.”
Building on this idea they also today launch Found Friends which brings the charm of Mix-tape culture into the modern age by creatively utilising Spotify’s technology to match fans, and their playlists, with each other wherever they may be.
“We made our album Lost Friends with the intention to help listeners further discover what is true and beautiful about the world and its people. To us, the phrase Lost Friends mourns lost connections but also reveres the very human desire for relationship. We are thankful for the bonds that music creates for us and want you to feel a little more connected by music, too.”
Check out Found Friends HERE and share a playlist and find a friend.
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 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.
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 was released on May 4th through Lucky Number and is available to order now HERE on limited lilac coloured gatefold vinyl, gatefold CD, and digital download. The band will tour the UK and Europe this November, all dates are listed below and tickets are available HERE.
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
July 22 | Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour In The Grass
Sept 1 | St Helens, TAS @ Triple J’s One Night Stand
Sept 29 | North Wollongong, NSW @ Yours & Owls Music & Arts Festival
November 2 | Paris, FR @ Supersonic
November 3 | Brussels, BE @ Botanique
November 4 | Cologne, DE @ MTC
November 5 | Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
November 7 | Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
November 8 | Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
November 9 | Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
November 11 | Vienna, AU @ Chelsea Club
November 13 | Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
November 14 | Zurich, CHE @ Mascotte
November 16 | Brighton, GB @ Sticky Mikes
November 17 | Bristol, GB @ Louisiana
November 18 | Glasgow, GB @ Stereo
November 20 | Manchester, GB @ The Deaf Institute
November 21 | Newcastle, GB @ The Think Tank
November 22 | Leeds, GB @ Brudenell Social Club
November 24 | Nottingham, GB @ The Bodega
November 25 | Leicester, GB @ The Cookie
November 26 | London, GB @ Village Underground
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