Secret Sounds has announced that Middle Kids, Vallis Alps and Mia Wray will be joining the Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy on the hugely anticipated Australian leg of his The Sonder Tour.
Mia Wray is one of Australia’s most acclaimed emerging artists. At the start of 2023, she delivered a joyous rendition of MUNA’s ‘Silk Chiffon’ on triple j’s Like A Version. More recently, Mia embarked on her first national headline tour, joined Maisie Peters on her sold-out European run of dates, played sets at Sydney’s SXSW and celebrated the release of her latest singles ‘Delete’ and ‘Tell Her’. Catch Mia Wray in action as she joins Dermot Kennedy on his Melbourne leg of The Sonder Tour.
Middle Kids, renowned for their introspective and uplifting sound, are set to join Dermot Kennedy on the first night of his Sydney shows. They first gained attention in 2017 with their debut single, ‘Edge Of Town’, and their debut album, Lost Friends, which won triple j’s Best Australian Album Award in 2018. The success of this album catapulted the band to international stardom, leading them to rack up an impressive host of support slots for the likes of Bloc Party, Kings of Leon, War on Drugs and Cold War Kids, and performances at renowned festivals such as The Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival and many more.
Vallis Alps, the electro-pop duo comprising Parissa Tosif and David Ansari, charms audiences with their blend of synth-pop, downtempo and hip-hop influences into a wistful yet distinctive sound. With success right off the bat, the duo’s 2015 debut single ‘Young’, came in at No. 27 on triple j’s Hottest 100, culminating in their self-titled debut EP which has since been certified Gold with the ARIA’s. Their 2017 follow-up EP Fable, standalone singles ‘So Settled’ and ‘Oceans’ and remixes for Troye Sivan and Matt Maeson, drew international praise and have since led to a sold out 40-date tour across the world and gained them slots at renowned festivals such as SXSW, Reading and Leads Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Groovin’ the Moo, Spilt Milk, Listen Out and more. Vallis Alps’ unique sound will open up stages across two nights in Sydney and one in Brisbane.
DERMOT KENNEDY AUS TOUR DATES
Fri 24 Nov – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – Mia Wray
Wed 06 Dec– Opera House Forecourt, Sydney – Middle Kids
Thu 07 Dec – Opera House Forecourt, Sydney – Vallis Alps sold out
Fri 08 Dec – Opera House Forecourt, Sydney – Vallis Alps sold out
Sun 10 Dec – Riverstage, Brisbane – Vallis Alps
Tickets on sale now at secretsounds.com.