Mildlife have today announced they will be taking to the stage in celebration of their ARIA Top 10 album ‘Automatic’. Astral People and Handsome Tours are thrilled to present the Melbourne collective for two shows over the one night at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Saturday 6th February 2021.
Emerging onto the scene in 2018 with their tantalising debut album ‘Phase’, it didn’t take long for Mildlife to transfix listeners and enchant a loyal following. With a unique, genre bending sound that seamlessly weaves between jazz, krautrock and demon beats, Mildlife are firmly cemented in a league all of their own.
‘Phase’ saw them nominated for Best Album at the Worldwide FM Awards in 2018, as well as Best Independent Jazz Album at the AIR Awards in 2019 and walking away with the gong for Best Electronic Act at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Their most recent release ‘Automatic’ represents a sonic maturation for the band as each track feels more disciplined, directional and arguably more danceable. Despite the developments to their sound and song writing approach, they have skilfully managed to maintain that quintessential Mildlife essence across each of these new songs.
'Automatic' debuted at number 8 on the ARIA chart and has seen the four piece collect further acclaim from Sydney Morning Herald, Brooklyn Vegan, The Music, Rolling Stone and NME. The album was spotlighted as Album Of The Week across FBi, Radio, 3RRR and 2SER, as well as enjoying comprehensive DSP support.
Following the release of ‘Automatic', the band released a new remix package for record’s title track, produced by the extraordinary Jono Ma (Jagwa Ma, The Dreemas) and the exception Psychemagik. On top of this the band have also shared the exquisite visual accompaniment to ‘Automatic.’ Created with long time collaborator Hayden Sommerville, the music video features the sculptural design work of bassist Tom Shanahan and his mother, Joanne, and was custom built by the band at Mood Workshop.
The ever-cohesive aesthetic and feel of Mildlife does not falter in a live setting, in fact it is on stage where the band comes most to life. So, while 2020 has provided far fewer options for live performance it has allowed the band to hone their craft and they couldn’t be more ready and excited to give their new tracks the live performance they’ve been waiting for and to air out their classics.
Excitements levels are palpable for these shows.
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“Virtuoso space-jazz magic.”
“My new favourite band from Australia!”
Gilles Peterson, BBC 6
“[On Automatic]...Mildlife's second wave is far from mild”
“Hearing Mildlife for the first time provides the sort of euphoric experience that countless people chase with hallucinogens, transcendental meditation, and even religion.”
Rolling Stone, 4.5 stars
“It’s jazzier, groovier and harder-hitting, but somehow also softer to the touch. ‘Automatic’ keeps you guessing right up to the final seconds of each song.”
Sat 6 Feb - Factory Theatre, Sydney (6.30pm)
Sat 6 Feb - Factory Theatre, Sydney (9.30pm)
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