When most groups release their first single, they're happy enough to have a few friends hear it and maybe get the odd spin on local radio.
When Sydney trio Middle Kids unveiled debut offering 'Edge Of Town' in May 2016, it received considerably more attention. Sir Elton John declared himself a fan, added it to his Apple Music playlist and aired it on his Beats 1 radio show. Triple J placed the song on high rotation, while it received significant support across North America on stations such as KROQ and KCRW. To date, 'Edge of Town' has accumulated more than 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Not bad for a band that, when they recorded the single, hadn't played a show.
"The journey so far has been mindblowing," says singer-guitarist-songwriter Hannah Joy, 26. "Even just being able to play together and experiencing that has been so awesome.