Mildlife
22nd May 2022 - 7:30 pm
Gorilla
14+

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. By the end of their breakout
year, they’d been nominees for Best Album at the Worldwide FM Awards (Worldwide’s
Gilles Peterson was a notable champion), won Best Electronic Act at The Music
Victoria Awards back home in Melbourne, and were officially anointed by DJ
Harvey who included ‘The Magnificent Moon’ on his Pikes compilation Mercury
Rising Vol II.

2020’s follow-up album
Automatic 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. Debuting Top 10 on the
Australian charts, Automatic snared a converted ARIA Award for Best Jazz Album.

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.

Venue

Gorilla 54-56 Whitworth St
Manchester M1 5WW
UK