The Australian group, Mildlife, have announced a string of live shows across Europe and the UK.
At the start of 2018, Mildlife were set to release their debut album via Australian imprint Research Records. Few first releases can garner praise from Mojo, The Guardian, BBC 6 Music, The Express, and Shindig, and then pick up equally high praise from the likes of DJ Mag, Resident Advisor, Worldwide FM, Dummy, and Indie Shuffle. Yet it is in the fusion of these various genres, tastes, and influences, that Mildlife originally bonded and look to reflect in their sound.
Read our review of their debut album ‘Phase’, here.
After this surreal start to 2018, the Melbourne-based band have since completed a sold-out national tour of their home country, and today announced plans to cross the oceans for an EU and UK tour this September. The first top in the UK is Manchester, they then travel to Leeds’ Brudenell, on to Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds, through Liverpool and Ramsgate, to Ghost Notes in London, with a finale on the 21st in Brighton’s Rialto Theatre.
Find the full list of Mildlife’s tour dates, below:
Thur 6th – Italy, Catania, Ricci Weekender
Mon 10th – Manchester, The Castle Hotel
Wed 12th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
Sat 15th – Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall
Mon 17th – France, Angers, Jokerspub
Tue 18th – France, Paris, New Morning
Fri 21st – Brighton, Rialto Theatre
Mildlife are adamantly not a studio band. Between 2014 and 2015 they took a year off playing shows to figure out how they could produce as much of their music live as they possibly could without losing its complexity. “It makes the performance, the composition, more malleable,” says guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Adam Halliwell. Bassist Tom Shanahan adds “It feels more authentic. The energy can be in the song rather than sitting on top of it. We wanted to leave a lot of room for improvisation.”