Sydney’s Middle Kids have confirmed details for their highly-anticipated debut album, Lost Friends, and some headline dates to boot.

The album is set to drop on 4 May and vocalist Hannah Joy says that at the core of the LP is a message of unity.

“In a time where a lot of division is growing, we want to be part of the conversation that unites people around certain ideals that are universal, like hope and love,” Joy said.

“That’s so much a thread throughout this album: Even though things are tough, it’s worth believing in something good and in the idea that we can heal. And in some ways, I wanted the music to be beautiful and a respite from what’s going on.”

Check out the video for Mistake below: the first cut from the debut album.

Middle Kids will play two special March headline gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, following on from their sold our run supporting The War On Drugs, before shooting overseas and playing dates in the UK and the US.

Tickets go on sale from 9am tomorrow (2 February); click on theGuide for more details.

The War On Drugs + Middle Kids
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
The War On Drugs + Middle Kids
Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Gang Of Youths + Middle Kids
Bird In Hand Winery, Woodside
Middle Kids
Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst
Middle Kids
Howler, Brunswick