Middle Kids at Fremont Theater – Tickets – Fremont Theater – Portland, OR – February 22nd, 2017

Middle Kids at Fremont Theater

Mississippi Studios Presents melodic and hooky pop trio from Sydney Australia with brand new EP

Middle Kids at Fremont Theater

Haley Heynderickx

Wed, February 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Seating 

Middle Kids
Middle Kids
Middle Kids is the latest Sydney band on the block made up of Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz and Harry Day. Both Fitz and Joy have received mass praise (triple j, FBi Radio, Sound Doctrine) for their solo works individually. While Joy was supporting the likes of Broods, Mansionair and Soak, Fitz was sharing stages with artists such as Matt Corby, Flume and Oh Mercy. In just a couple of months Middle Kids have started to create some serious momentum for themselves across the world with their home recordings and debut single "Edge Of Town." Already the band have had support from influential radio stations such as KEXP, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN and in their home country Australia, from triple j and FBi. Even Elton John is a fan, adding "Edge of Town" to his Apple Music playlist and spinning the track on his radio show last week. Things keep going from strength to strength for the young Sydney band, having just been crowned the winners of FBi Radio's Northern Lights competition which will see them flown to Iceland to perform at Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik alongside PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Bjork and many others. Middle Kids' latest single, "Your Love," which was recorded, produced and mixed by the band premiered via global tastemaker Beats 1 with Zane Lowe. "Your Love" is their second single and will be on the band's forthcoming debut EP due for release later this year.
Haley Heynderickx
Haley Heynderickx
Born in Stockton, California and raised in Forest Grove, Oregon, Haley Heynderickx wasn’t brought up in a musical family, but she was keen to try it out after having a dream in which she was the female version of Jimi Hendrix. Being eleven years old and burning with desire to set her guitar on fire, her parents allowed her to take several guitar lessons. However, Forest Grove is a pretty small town and only a bluegrass instructor was available. This experience worked out for the best, bringing Heynderickx an appreciation for country music and acoustic implementations. She gradually found a love of writing and folk music once entering college. Heavily influenced by folk, rock and pop music of the 60s and 70s, Heynderickx’s writing found influence in Dylan, Nick Drake, along with local musicians she began performing with.

Her simultaneous feelings of anxiety and love for the 21st century is captured in her haunting vocals and honest lyrics. Though she has enjoyed performing this as a solo songwriter, she found greater satisfaction in a big band noise through the flair of her bandmates. With Alex Fitch of Typhoon on drums, and Lily Breshears of Big Haunt and Sheers on bass and backup vocals, Heynderickx’s subtle softness reaches greater capacities of emotion and longing with the amplification of instruments and energy. This band is young, attentive, and excited to explore their musical horizons.

Unsure of her genre, she jokingly refers to their noise as ‘doom folk,’ but will happily let you decide for yourself if you give it a listen.