THEY’RE LIV­ING THE MILDLIFE

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - MUSIC -

Three years ago Mildlife took a year off from play­ing live shows to fig­ure out how they could pro­duce as much of their mu­sic live as they pos­si­bly could, with­out los­ing its com­plex­ity.

Adamant that they are not a stu­dio band, they wanted to keep the ‘live’ in any record­ings. “It makes the per­for­mance, the com­po­si­tion, more mal­leable,” says gui­tarist 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.” The Aussie band – that also fea­tures Kevin Mcdow­ell (synth and vo­cals) and Maria Moles (drums) – have de­vel­oped a tight live show bol­stered by wild im­pro­vi­sa­tion, min­ing jazz, psych and disco.

At the start of this year, the Mel­bourne-based band re­leased their de­but al­bum and have been pick­ing up praise from the likes of BBC 6 ever since

They have just com­pleted a sold-out tour of their home coun­try and have now headed to Europe for more live dates. Af­ter play­ing Manch­ester, Birm­ing­ham and Lon­don, they head to the Rams­gate Mu­sic Hall this week­end on Satur­day, Septem­ber 15.

To book tick­ets to the gig cost­ing £9, visit tick­ets.rams­gate mu­sichall.com

Mildlife will be play­ing in Rams­gate

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