Australian three-piece Middle Kids first came to public attention with the release of their debut single "Edge Of Town" in May last year. Sir Elton John declared himself a fan, Triple J placed the song on high rotation, and across North America the track received significant radio support on over 30 AAA/Alt stations. To date, ‘Edge Of Town’ has accumulated more than 3 million streams on Spotify. Not bad for a band that, when they recorded the single, hadn’t played a single show. Now, Middle Kids have shows in Australia, America, and Europe under their belt; and they’re preparing for a major tour across the US with Cold War Kids, with headline shows and a stop at SXSW also plotted - big achievements for a band that is destined for so many more, starting with the release of their debut EP, out February 17 on Domino.
This album is so painfully beautiful. Julien's voice is delicately strained and her words paint vignettes that range from delicate somber memories to muted pain. The guitar tones and thin texture of the layering leave this album feeling very intimate and raw. Among the best things I've heard this past year. Jake Gussman