Middle Kids subscribe to something bigger on ‘On My Knees’


All Middle Kids do are write jams.

Last year’s “Edge of Town” remains one of the more enduring songs of 2017, one we’ll still be bumping a decade from now, and January’s jubilant “Mistake” proved the magic was no fluke. Today they return with a video for “On My Knees”, a rollicking bit of guitar-rock sweetness that feels limitless in its vertical bounce. It’s the latest cut off the Australian trio’s debut album Lost Friends, which hits May 4 via Domino.

“‘On My Knees’ is about rejecting the value system of the individual as the prime unit of society,” the band says in a statement. “It’s also about how suffering and disappointment can help change our perspective in a healthy way. When we stop focus on ‘winning’ and can submit to something bigger, or to each other, we are better people.”

Middle Kids are rolling towards our own edge of town when they play Brighton Music Hall in Allston on June 5, the third date on a 19-show monthlong run that also brings the band to Ohio’s Nelsonville Music Festival, Governors Ball in NYC, and Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival. Get all the dates below.

Featured image by Pooneh Ghana.

Middle Kids 2018 North American Tour:
June 01 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
June 03 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 05 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
June 08 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room
June 09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
June 11 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
June 12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
June 13 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
June 15 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
June 16 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
June 19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
June 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
June 22 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
June 23 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
June 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
June 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 30 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern