Middle Kids

Here’s how it often goes with Middle Kids.

A song will come to Hannah Joy, usually by surprise, sometimes in the dead of night, almost always in private. With the house to herself, the singer-guitarist-songwriter will tinker with it, sketching her verses and loosely framing how they could fit within the music. Then, when she’s gone for the day, bassist Tim Fitz will see what she has done and add his own shape-shifting elements and figure out if they jibe with Joy’s ideas. By the time Harry Day is ready to polish his parts on drums, there’s still room for him to put his stamp on the work.

One listen to Lost Friends, Middle Kids critically acclaimed debut record and it’s clear that the rising Australian trio is aligned with each member’s own vision. Its 12 songs veer from brittle blasts of indie rock to elegiac piano ballads to pop anthems destined to ignite stadium singalongs.

Lost Friends saw the band pick up the highly converted Triple J ‘J Award’ for Album Of The Year in 2018, along with being nominated for Best Rock Album at the ARIA’s. The album includes the band’s debut single and biggest hit to date, ‘Edge Of Town’, which has amassed over 20 million streams on Spotify. Single ‘Mistake’, with its infectious chorus that could have been lifted straight out of a long-lost Fleetwood Mac album, landed in Triple J’s 2019 Hottest 100 at number 64. The album was launched with a sold-out headline performance at the Sydney Opera House, a rare feat for any band.

This is included in your ticket to Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine.


Friday 20 Sept, 8:30pm


Included in ticket to Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine


Main stage – Upper Queens Park, Margaret & Lindsay Sts, Toowoomba (Google map)