Middle Kids Announce Debut Album + Share Bittersweet Single

Sydney’s most endearing indie-rock trio Middle Kids have announced their debut album Lost Friends will be released this spring, and to celebrate they’ve shared a tempting cut off it.

Mistake‘ picks up where their 2017 self-titled EP left off, teasing heartstrings with a delicate mix of indie rock, pop hooks, chamber folk and country. Hannah Joy’s vulnerable voice croons with such intense authenticity about lies and regrets that it’s no surprise she’s been known to bring listeners to tears. Her lyrics are understated and whimsical but imbued with harsh confessions, like “It was charming, the way we danced around the truth.” The track never dips into melancholy however, as the shimmering soundscapes and big pop chorus adds a sense of hope to this indie-rock anthem.

Lost Friends combines all of the band members’ eclectic influences, from church harmonies to jazz educations to Papua New Guinean rhythms, in a collection that rises and falls in tempo and mood but never leaves our head. Every track is a little bit unexpected but littered with genuine love, wonder and mind-tangling melodies.

To celebrate, you can catch them playing a handful of shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne before they head off to play a onslaught of shows across the US and UK.

Lost Friends will be released Friday, 4 May and you can pre-order it now.

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