Since oozing onto the scene, Mildlife’s mellifluous mix of jazz, krautrock and demon grooves has fast become a word of mouth sensation among open-minded DJs and diggers searching for the perfect beat.
Their emergence was fortified by European tours, demonstrating a riotously loose-limbed performance approach that was every bit as thrilling as their album’s tantalizing promise. The follow-up album “Automatic”, which was released in 202, saw the band elevate with more disciplined, directional and arguably more danceable synergy. With tightly structured arrangements making way for melodic improvisation and ethereal vocals, Mildlife effortlessly glid between live performance and studio songwriting like Kraftwerk and Herbie Hancock quarantined in Bob Moog’s Trumansburg workshop.
Also, Mildlife have a very unique sense of humor: In early 2021, unable to play shows due to the pandemic, Mildlife travelled by boat to a long abandoned 19th century island fort to perform for fairy penguins and abalone poachers. The result is “Live from South Channel Island”, a 70 minute motion picture and live album where the band masterfully recreate the magic of their live shows, framed by the gorgeous Port Phillip Bay. Nevertheless, the band is very much looking forward to finally being able to play in front of people rather than animals again in April 2022.