Middle Kids – Lost Friends, Released via Lucky Number on Ltd Lilac Vinyl LP, Std Vinyl LP, CD.
Australian trio Middle Kids announce their eagerly-awaited debut album, Lost Friends, out May 4, 2018. Hannah Joy, Harry Day and Tim Fitz bring back their knack for haunting hooks, lyrical poignancy and irresistible indie rock appeal that critics praised in their self-titled first EP. This radiant collection of new songs conjures melodic nostalgia for some of songwriting’s very best, rich in heartfelt build and beautiful simplicity.
Lost Friends is the kind of album that sucker-punches you in the gut, revealing its nuances only after repeated listens. The songs’ edges are jagged, the production clean, stray imperfections imbue warmth and a human touch. Middle Kids craft classic hooks and riffs that tangle up in your brain like licorice and choruses that linger long after the song has faded. And they’ve bonded over a greater sense of what their music should accomplish.
“In a time where a lot of division is growing, we want to be part of the conversation that unites people around certain ideals that are universal, like hope and love,” says Hannah Joy. “That’s so much a thread throughout this album: Even though things are tough, it’s worth believing in something good and in the idea that we can heal. And in some ways, I wanted the music to be beautiful and a respite from what’s going on.”
Tracklisting, Middle Kids – Lost Friends
1. Bought It
2. Mistake – Watch the official video
3. Edge of Town
5. On My Knees
6. Don’t Be Hiding
9. Lost Friends
10. Never Start
11. Tell Me Something
12. So Long Farewell I’m Gone