Yet another Aussie band with a firm grip of what pop-rock music is all about, Sydney’s Middle Kids hit all the right notes on its eponymous debut EP.
Led by vocalist/guitarist Hannah Joy and producer/multi-instrumentalist Tim Fitz, with Harry Day on drums, Middle Kids specialise in jangling, shimmering & mellifluent indie music that is possesses a laser sharp focus in finding the sweet spot between country-folk and pop-rock.
The highlight here is the effervescent “Edge of Town” – a song that sums up Middle Kids’ retro-pop agenda as bright slide guitars and Joy’s sincerest vocalisation produces an affecting vibe that is hard to resist.
The soulful thumper “Fire in Your Eyes” is another winner, as is the thoughtful closing ballad “Doing It Right”. There is enough evidence on this EP that there is an exciting musical future ahead for Middle Kids.
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