Named as one of the hottest bands to keep an eye on, Sydney’s Middle Kids have rocketed to an incredible rise to stardom with their first self-titled EP and the explosive single “Edge of Town.” Now in heavy circulation on Spotify, Bandcamp and Apple Music playlists, lead singer Hannah Joy’s spirit is alive with rock and roll as her heartfelt and fearless vocals ring like Chrissie Hynde on the track “Your Love.” Surrounded by incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist/bassist Tim Fitz and drummer Harry Day, the band’s touring guitarist Pete Covington take their time to radiate and shine on stage. Making their way to across the States in support of Cold War Kids and later dates in Australia with Ryan Adams, the kids in the middle brought their magic to L.A.’s The Echo to a sold-out crowd anticipating everyone note and guitar lick.
Opener Raw Fabrics had set the night into motion with their brand of electro-alt-rock that captivated the audience. Their latest single “Slip Away” is catchy and anthemic that beckons a stomp/clap action from the crowd. Lead vocalist Jack B. Franco showed off his moves as he bounced around the stage with Jon Fredrik on drums and Justus Dixon on bass. “You guys probably don’t know who we are,” said Franco as he continued the set, waiting for the crowd to react to his statement. Even if they didn’t know who they are, this band is making waves in their hometown of Los Angeles and no doubt, people will all know the name Raw Fabrics very soon.
Following close behind, Middle Kids took to the stage for the eager crowd anticipating the buzz that has surround this band. From the first note to the last, Middle Kids blew away expectations and certainly captured the hearts and minds of music lovers in the crowd looking for one hell of a show. These kids did not disappoint. From their anthemic songs like “Fire In Your Eyes” to newly written songs making their debut on this night, the fans at The Echo’s sold out show got their money’s worth in everlasting memories of a band that will reign the airwaves in the coming months. Their current tour dates are on their website.