Australasia’s most successful independent music publisher, Mushroom Music Publishing, is thrilled to announce the signing of Sydney indie-pop trio Middle Kids for Australia and New Zealand.
As the band gear up for the release of debut album Lost Friends on 4 May (through EMI), first single ‘Mistake’ is receiving strong radio support both internationally and within Australia.
“Our first Middle Kids show in 2016 created a long-lasting impression. Their talent and chemistry illuminated the room, but we were also struck by how ready they were as a band and performers.
“Hannah Joy’s song writing is hypnotic, timeless and infectious. We fell in love with Middle Kids’ music. It’s powerful stuff. We are so excited to be working with them and can’t wait for everyone to hear their knockout debut LP” – Linda Bosidis, Head of A&R, Mushroom Music Publishing
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the Mushroom family. We love the culture they’ve created and the passion and vision they have for each of their artists. Hurrah for us we are very lucky middle kids”. – Hannah Cameron, Middle Kids
Before even setting one foot on the road, the group shared their debut single ‘Edge of Town’, which gained sizeable momentum with its distorted guitar and Joy’s heart-wrenching vibrato, and has gone on to gain over thirteen million Spotify streams to date. Off the back of its release, the trio were included in Rolling Stone’s ‘10 New Artists You Need to Know’ list that April.
Winning FBi Radio’s Northern Lights competition in 2016 set the stage for Middle Kids to let it rip at the Iceland Airways Music Festival. Playing alongside established names including Warpaint and Of Monsters and Men on such a large stage gave the band confidence to stun crowds at SXSW, plus a US tour supporting Cold War Kids and the UK’s Great Escape. The trio are set to fuel that global momentum, with appearances at the Governors Ball (North America) and Firefly Music Festival (UK) later this year.
The trio showed no signs of slowing down with the release of a self-titled EP laden with lo-fi charm and big pop hooks, along with their American TV debut on Conan that aired before the EP was even released in February last year. Middle Kids reached #1 on the iTunes Alternative charts, #5 on the overall album charts and ‘Never Start’ came in at #127 in the Hottest 200.
The trio will embark on their national album tour this May, as well as heading overseas to take on crowds in the UK and North America.
Middle Kids have certainly established themselves as the band to watch in 2018!