Guests: Fountaineer + Spirit Faces
presented by Mirror Music Group and WME
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When most groups release their first single, they’re happy enough to have a few friends hear it and maybe get the odd spin on local radio. When Sydney trio Middle Kids unveiled debut offering ‘Edge Of Town’ in May 2016, it received considerably more attention. Sir Elton John declared himself a fan, added it to his Apple Music playlist and aired it on his Beats 1 radio show. Triple J placed the song on high rotation, while it received significant radio support on over 30 AAA/Alt station across North America. To date, ‘Edge of Town’ has accumulated almost 3 million streams on Spotify. Not bad for a band that, when they recorded the single, hadn’t played a show.
While Middle Kids were pulling together the six tracks that comprise their EP – songs that fall loosely under the indie-rock banner, yet incorporate a subtle alt-country flavor, an acute sense of melody and layers of complex emotion – their reputation on the live circuit locally and internationally was growing.