Middle Kids are a Sydney-based bundle of sheer buzz at the moment, but in our books it’s more than justified. Their debut EP is a lovely piece of work, and hit single ‘Edge Of Town’ bowls us over every time it pops up in our Spotify playlist – or on Conan O’Brien.

Today, they have a new gem for us in the form of a glimmering piano take on ‘Fill In The Blank’ by Car Seat Headrest, performed as part of their live SiriusXMU Sessions recently. The guitar-based original makes it through the translation brilliantly, maybe even ending up as our preferred version as it comes out the other side.

Of course, Middle Kids are just paying it forward with this cover, having recently been honoured by Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey with his beautifully-restrained Like A Version cover of their hit single, a favourite of his.

For more live gems from Middle Kids, they’re heading out on tour with Ryan Adams next week – dates below.

Middle Kids Australian dates

Tues May 23 | Brisbane – The Tivoli (all ages) *

Fri May 26 | Melbourne – Margaret Court Arena (all ages) *

Sat May 27 | Sydney – Hordern Pavilion (all ages) *

* with Ryan Adams