Included in NPR’S Best Albums of 2019 So Far
“a near-perfect set of six songs … Even more assured than their album, New Songs For Old Problems is sassy and sure-footed. With this sort of momentum, they could conquer the world.”
“Middle Kids deliver six tracks that highlight their skill of crafting stimulating lyrics and catchy instrumentals. It’s the kind of record you can put on for any mood – it’s happy, it’s sad; it’s pensive and it’s playful …”
“Middle Kids return with a new mini-album and a blossoming sense of self-belief … Middle Kids are plucky and those packed out Australian dates are testament to just how far they’ve come in the year since their debut Lost Friends.”
Line Of Best Fit
“Across New Songs For Old Problem’s six tracks, it seems Middle Kids are trying to one-up their debut, and it seems they just might have done it.”
Handsome Tours and triple j are thrilled to announce that Australia’s beloved alt-rock sweethearts Middle Kids will embark on a national tour in support of their recent mini-album release ‘New Songs For Old Problems’ this November. The tour will see the band perform their biggest headline shows to date, hitting stages in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
Produced by Tim Fitz and recorded at their own studio in Sydney, ‘New Songs For Old Problems’ heralds what has already been a massive 2019 for the band. Following 2 stellar singles, Real Thing and Beliefs & Prayers, and a sold out Australian headline tour, Middle Kids jetted off to the US where they joined Local Natives on yet another run of sold out shows.
‘New Songs For Old Problems’ follows Middle Kids’ critically acclaimed debut long-player ‘Lost Friends’. With an ARIA top 10 chart result under their belt the band toured the world, including UK and European dates with Bloc Party and a sold out show at London’s Village Underground, with performances on several US TV shows including Conan, Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Late Show with James Corden.
They were nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Rock Act and staked their claim as one of Australia’s most in demand live bands with full houses on their national album tour. They landed at #64 on triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018 with Mistake, and picked up triple j’s prestigious Album of the Year award.
‘NEW SONGS FOR OLD PROBLEMS’ TOUR
PRESENTED BY TRIPLE J & HANDSOME TOURS
Thu 7 Nov @ Astor Theatre – Perth
Fri 8 Nov @ HQ Complex* – Adelaide
Thu 14 Nov @ Enmore Theatre – Sydney
Sun 17 Nov @ Forum – Melbourne
Thu 21 Nov @ The Tivoli Brisbane
Thu 4 July: 9am Handsome Tour pre-sale
Fri 5 July: 11 am local General on-sale
With thanks to Habit Music Company