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The Magnificent Moon

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The debut single from Melbourne four piece, Mildlife is finally here!

Narrowing down the group'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 that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove

"The Magnificent Moon" a 9 minute psychedelic disco journey is the opening track taken from Mildlife’s debut LP "Phase" due for release early 2018. Capturing the spirit of the band, this kaleidoscope jam is the interplanetary path between jazz, funk and disco with the perfect amalgamation of cosmic electronics and soulful acoustic instrumentation.

Tom Shanahan explains its entrancing grip, “The Magnificent Moon feels like the veteran journeyman to the rest of the album. I’m not sure if that’s because it was written first or because it seems to know what it wants and has a more considered direction. It never really second guesses itself except for maybe just before the outro when he realises he may have journeyed too far and his space suit has a hole in it. But then he just jams some gum in the hole and gets on with it anyway.”

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released November 3, 2017
Kevin McDowell - Synthesisers, Rhodes, Vocals
Adam Halliwell - Guitar
Tomas Shanahan - Bass Guitar
James Donald - Drum Kit
Craig Shanahan - Congas

All songs written and produced by Mildlife. Engineering by Mildlife & James Rindfleish. Mixing by Steve Schram. Mastering by Joseph Carra. Artwork by Confetti Studio. Photography by Tom Ross

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