Not enough bands do EPs. It’s either singles or albums, with nothing in between. But Sydney’s Middle Kids follow last year’s fine debut album, Lost Friends, with a near-perfect set of six songs.
It’s tempting to call it ‘Old Songs For New Problems’, as the band’s influences are on show – The Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire – and thematically, they’re dealing with new-found success in a social media world. But that would be selling them short. Even more assured than their album, New Songs For Old Problems is sassy and sure-footed. With this sort of momentum, they could conquer the world.
New Songs For Old Problems is out May 24 via EMI.
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