There seldomly comes along a band with a completely new fabulous sound. Mildlife have definitely managed to combine 70s/80s synthesizer, disco rhythm, great instrumentalisation and improvisation and created something new. Even the vocoder sounds good. Great stuff
Narrowing down Mildlife’s style into a genre is almost impossible, as they bond over the desire to push musical boundaries. No strangers to the Melbourne band scene, the four old friends have been drawing crowds through an epic journey at intimate venues and festivals for the best part of the past 4 years. Developing a tight live show bolstered by wild improvisation, the group have left punters itching for their first full length studio album “Phase” that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.
Capturing the spirit of the band, the 6 track debut LP of kaleidoscope jams is the interplanetary path between jazz, funk and disco with the perfect amalgamation of cosmic electronics and soulful acoustic instrumentation.
“A melting pot of musical sensations, the group combine progressive 1970s sounds with electronic krautrock, backed by a mixture of rhythmic funk, house, and dream-pop, to create an addictive atmosphere that’s illustrated perfectly by their first single ‘The Magnificent Moon’. An introduction to their highly anticipated debut LP due out early next year on Research Records, the nine minute masterpiece is a colossal adventure throughout the group's psyche.” - Dummy Mag
released February 23, 2018
Mildlife are James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, Tomas Shanahan. All songs written and produced by Mildlife. Engineering by Mildlife & Jim Rindfleish. Mixing by Steve Schram. Mastering by Joseph Carra. Artwork by Confetti Studio. Photography by Tom Ross