We’ve long sung the praises of Australian guitar-rock trio Middle Kids, and we’re sitting here asserting that Hannah Joy is one of the best songwriters of our era, up there with the likes of Sadie Dupuis and Alex Lahey.
Her star has shined on massive alt-indie singles like “Edge of Town” and “Mistake,” and now, a few short months after the release of debut album Lost Friends, Middle Kids are back with a sparkling new song called “Salt Eyes”. Here’s what Joy has to say about it: “Salt Eyes is when you get those red-dry-eyes after a big cry. Sometimes we try to live large but actually it makes us feel small. Salt Eyes is what we get when we’re searching for freedom but haven’t found it yet.”
“Salt Eyes,” the song, was recorded in Ryan Adams’ Los Angeles studio during Middle Kids’ tour of North America earlier this year. After a bunch of Euro dates this month and next, Middle Kids return to our shores for an additional 11 shows, though they’re sadly skipping Boston this time around. Let “Salt Eyes” heal those New England wounds below.
Featured Middle Kids image by Ellie Smith.
Middle Kids 2018 North American Dates:
November 30: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
December 1: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
December 3: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
December 4: Columbus, OH – The Basement
December 5: Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo
December 7: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
December 8: Omaha, NE – The Sydney
December 10: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
December 12: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
December 13: San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
December 14: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex