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Middle Kids


Sun, June 30, 2024
Doors: 6:30 pm

The Atlantis
Washington, DC

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Middle Kids

There is a question at the heart of “Faith Crisis Pt 1”, the third album from Sydney’s emotive indie trio Middle Kids. Over 13 propulsive, ecstatic and gorgeous tracks, songwriter and vocalist Hannah Joy attempts to tease out the question of belief; the breaking of it, and how it is rebuilt.
Co-produced by Tim Fitz and Jonathan Gilmore (The 1975, Beabadoobee), Joy and bandmates Fitz and Harry Day masterfully express the sensation of being overwhelmed, swept up and dragged down in songs that exalt and lift you higher.
“Faith Crisis Pt 1” is brimming with yearning, angst, pop brightness, belief in love and reassurance that even from the bottom, it’s possible to believe in beautiful things.
Middle Kids’ last album Today We’re The Greatest won Best Rock Album at the 2021 ARIA Awards. Released at the height of the pandemic, the album garnered the band several US TV show performances including Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Late, Late Show with James Cordon.
Middle Kids first gained attention in 2017 with their debut single, Edge Of Town and their debut album, Lost Friends, which won Triple J’s Best Australian Album Award in 2018. The success of their albums has also earned the band an international touring profile which has included supporting shows with the likes of Bloc Party, Kings of Leon, War on Drugs and Cold War Kids and festivals such as The Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival and many more.


“Broke Scene”: a yum cha fever dream.

While working around the clock during a week-long writing residency at an inner-city Sydney studio last year, Gordi abandoned the piano and laptop and meandered down to Chinatown for a late morning yum cha feast. As typically happens post pan-fried dumpling, the singer songwriter opted for a nap, nestled up against the legs of the PH piano she was working at. Waking up in a sweat, “Broke Scene” flowed out of her from start to finish, as she scrambled to capture it to tape in the moment.

An emotion-ladled, contagious fever dream birthed by MSG-charged yum cha – welcome to Gordi’s “Broke Scene”. A stunning track that laces an uplifting arrangement anchored to a persistent pulse, with questions of resignation and internal restlessness: “Can you see, you’re burning your house down?”.

Co-produced with Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Sky Ferreira), the Canowindra-raised artist took the original demo over to LA to finish with Ethan, the duo collaborating to expand on the initial fever dream. The session in the US came as part of Sophie’s sessions working on an upcoming body of work.

Expansive yet intimate, “Broke Scene” was mixed by previous collaborator, Jon Low (Gracie Abrams, Taylor Swift, The National).

Gordi’s first single for 2023, the release coincides with her Australian national tour with longtime friend and collaborator,

Bon Iver. The tour runs until mid March, having been rescheduled from 2020.

The song also comes as Gordi commemorates World Pride – which will also be celebrated with a number of shows in Sydney over the coming month. Payten’s last record the ARIA and two time triple j J Award nominated Our Two Skins documented her journey through self-discovery, identity and sexuality.

Following the release of her latest body of work, 2021’s Inhuman, Gordi – a.k.a Sophie Payten has an impressive catalogue and collaboration history behind her. Teaming up with Troye Sivan on ‘Wait’, from the film Three Months, Gordi has also been collaborating with a host of impressive names, remixing Julien Baker as well as tracks with Ben Bohmer, The Blaze, Helado Negro, Loraine James and Maggie Lindemann.

Venue Information:
The Atlantis
2047 9th St NW
Washington, DC, 20001

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