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There’s much to admire here, while they join the dots between Daft Punk and Tortoise – The Guardian, Kitty Empire
Mildlife cast themselves as the cosmic funk house band for a party at the edge of the universe.
Having taken the musical canvas, ripped the lids off the paint tins, and thrown vibrant slashes of colour into kaleidoscopic jams. These old friends bonded over the desire to push musical boundaries, developing tight live shows bolstered by wild improvisation and a debut record that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.
Taking cues from pioneers Can and Herbie Hancock, creating a Mildlife song is a constant process of teasing and tugging, expanding and refining.
In 2014 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.
It’s that energy and excitement for the live show that drives the band. With their background in improvisation, those stories change in the retelling.
Sharing bills with the likes of Krakatau and Harvey Sutherland, these beguiling sets have developed a reputation for drawing crowds through an epic journey.
As Mildlife say… they are a cosmic 4-piece, jamming at a party at the edge of the universe. On Saturday 15th Septe,ber, the Universe happens to be Ramsgate Music Hall. Come inside!