With the confidence Middle Kids display in their songwriting and performances, it’s hard to believe just how new of a band they are.
The emerging indie-pop band from Sydney, Australia laid down its roots in 2014 when classically trained pianist Hannah Joy met multi-instrumentalist Tim Fitz, who worked as producer for Joy’s solo work. The project turned collaborative, and shortly after they recruited drummer Harry Day. Before the band had even played a show, they wrote and recorded their incredible debut single “Edge of Town,” which gained quick exposure after Elton John shared the track on his radio show and Apple Music playlist.
They quickly released their debut self-titled EP, which was recorded partially in their garage. They arrived in Toronto for a tour stop with Cold War Kids at the Danforth Music Hall, and played a short set for us in the Stiegl Hidden Studio which included “Edge of Town” and two other stand-out tracks from their EP. Check out their performance below and see for yourself why Middle Kids have blown up so quickly (and to check out Hannah’s unique upside-down guitar playing.)