Middle Kids are back on US soil and have just made their late night TV debut, playing radio favorite "Edge Of Town" on Conan. The band gave a confident performance, proving why they are one of the most talked about new bands to emerge in 2017.
Stereogum streamed Middle Kids' self-titled debut EP today, saying that the songs "reveal new flashes of brilliance with each pass, often in the form of an artfully slashing guitar riff or a passionately bellowed vocal from lead singer Hannah Joy."
Last night's performance is the first of many shows for Middle Kids who have a huge North American tour booked, including several dates opening for Cold War Kids and a stint at this year's SXSW - details below.
Australia's Middle Kids, led by vocalist / guitarist Hannah Joy and producer / multi-instrumentalist Tim Fitz, with Harry Day on drums, first came to public attention in May 2016 with the release of their debut single "Edge Of Town." Sir Elton John declared himself a fan of the song, added it to his Apple Music playlist and aired it on his Beats 1 radio show. Major Australian radio station Triple J placed the song on high rotation, and before long, it was frequently played on radio stations across the world, earning the band a slot at Iceland Airwaves, a performance on Conan, and a label home in Domino. To date, "Edge Of Town" has accumulated more than 3.5 million streams on Spotify. Not bad for a band that hadn't played a single show before recording their first track. Middle Kids' debut self-titled EP is out this Friday on Domino.
MIDDLE KIDS US TOUR DATES
February 21 || Seattle, WA || Barboza
February 22 || Portland, OR || The Fremont Theater
February 25 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo
February 28 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake Lounge
March 1 || Kansas City, MO || The Tank Room
March 3 || Nashville, TN || The Basement
March 4 || Charleston, SC || The Music Farm *
March 5 || Charlotte, NC || The Fillmore *
March 6 || Saxapahaw, NC || Haw River Ballroom *
March 7 || Atlanta, GA || The Tabernacle *
March 10 || Baton Rouge, LA || Varisty Theatre *
March 11 || Fayetteville, AR || George's Majestic Lounge *
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