Middle Kids – “Edge Of Town” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sydney trio Middle Kids released their impressive debut single “Edge Of Town” earlier this month, and today we’re premiering the video. The song is anchored by Hannah Joy’s gripping vocals and some of the most natural and non-overpowering slide guitar work I have heard to date. It all builds to a gradual tempo change that brings the track to a blistering finale. The video, directed by guitarist Tim Fitz together with Ro Miles, cuts back and forth from a steady shot of Joy walking down the street, interspersed with clips of the trio performing the song in a house, drinking tea, and Joy singing to her reflection in the mirror. A statement from the band:

We wrote the video clip and filmed it with friends. We wanted it to be interesting without being too distracting, something raw and casual like a Pixies clip. It also contains a loose narrative of what happens when a mysterious visitor shows up at your door wearing a crown. But it is predominantly a series of domestic images with a surreal undertone: the watering of dead plants, the closed door, the ticking of a metronome, a lonely man playing slide guitar, a woman walking at twilight.

Check it out below.

“Edge Of Town” will appear on Middle Kids’ upcoming EP.