““Led by the powerful vocals of Hannah Joy, the trio deal in infectious indie pop-rock.” SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
Sydney trio Middle Kids (Hannah Joy, Harry Day and Tim Fitz) announce that they will release a six-track mini-album entitled New Songs For Old Problems on May 24. To celebrate the announcement, they also share a new single and video ‘Real Thing’. Listen HERE.
Hannah explains, “‘Real Thing’ is the lifelong quest for meaning. The quiet, persistent voice in the stillness that constantly checks to see if you truly think you’ve found the thing you’re looking for.”
The ‘Real Thing’ video, directed by Marie Pangaud, is a powerful and emotional narrative based around a key relationship, underpinned by a striking live performance from the band. View HERE.
The mini-album, recorded at the band’s own studio in Sydney and produced by Tim Fitz, follows hot on the heels of what was a massive 2018 for Middle Kids and the May release of their critically acclaimed debut album Lost Friends. The band toured the world, including UK and European dates with Bloc Party and a sold out show at London’s Village Underground, as well as performing on several US TV shows including Conan, Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Back on home soil, Middle Kids were nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Rock Act and staked their claim as one of Australia’s most in demand live bands with full houses on their national headline album tour. They landed at #64 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018 with ‘Mistake’, and earlier this year triple j awarded them the prestigious Album of the Year award saying “Lost Friends possesses a chemistry that can’t be faked. Tim Fitz and Harry Day bring a wealth of energy and inventive production but it’s Hannah Joy’s vocals that are the heart and soul of their music. Her shiver-inducing voice ranges from beautifully controlled to heedlessly raw as she renders the drama, confusion, and honesty in Middle Kids’ lyrics.”
April will see the band embark on their sold out Australian ‘Real Thing’ Tour before returning to London in June to play their largest UK headline show to date at Heaven and heading to the US to open for Local Natives.
New Songs For Old Problems will be released on May 24, including limited edition clear vinyl which is available for the pre-order period only. Available at middlekidsmusic.com and all major music retailers. Pre-order HERE.