Middle Kids

WXPN Welcomes

Middle Kids

Tue, September 19, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Middle Kids - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Middle Kids
Australian trio Middle Kids released their debut, self-titled EP via Domino on February 17th, just days after making their live television debut playing rapidly-rising single "Edge Of Town" on Conan. The band's anthemic sound is a combination of hooky tune craft, ripping Music Row-inspired slide guitar leads, and soaring melodic vocals. Middle Kids shine especially bright live, where an added gear takes them from 0 to 60 in quiet-to-loud dynamics with hair-raising emotional impact. Since the original release of "Edge of Town" in 2016, the song has accrued a staggering 5 million plays on Spotify -- a bonafide streaming hit. The song currently sits at the top of the Sirius XMU chart, and has been championed by non-comm and commercial radio stations such as KEXP, KCRW, WXPN, WFUV, WEQX, WWCD and many more.

Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Hannah Joy, with Tim Fitz (producer and multi-instrumentalist), and Harry Day (drums) rounding out the team, Middle Kids combine echoes of the infamous female-fronted indie rock bands of the 90s and early 2000s, like Sleater-Kinney, The Breeders, and Belly, with thoroughly modern production and a deep love and respect of the songwriting process, making them a rare species in today's music landscape. There's a contagious joy to this new band -- wide-eyed and optimistic, but with an emotional rawness that touches the nerve of even the first-time listener.

Middle Kids are currently on tour in the United States with Cold War Kids, and will be finishing up in New York on April 1st with a sold-out show at Baby's All Right before heading home to Sydney to join Ryan Adams on his Australian dates.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/