Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Grizzly Bear, Metronomy, alt-j


band members

Liam Bell --- Isaac Laurence --- Nat Tyrrell --- Helen Griffith --- Adam Dooker


Influences

Bosnian Rainbows, Foals, Glass Animals


Unearthed artists we like

LOS SCALLYWAGGS, VANILLA GORILLA, RUBY FIELDS, THE RUIINS, SOY


Website

Gig

MILD WEST

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

28 May

La La La's

Illawarra, 2500

Wollongong

8:00pm

Bio

Part psychedelic, part baroque, and often drowned in synthesizers – MILD WEST has developed a distinctive musical aesthetic that ranges between upbeat pop and cinematic instrumentals.

Since first forming in 2017 as a three piece the group released their debut EP Howler shortly after their first run of shows, and continued to develop their live performance into drawn out pseudo-medleys of their studio works. This soon led to the band picking up slots at Port Macquarie's Festival of the Sun through Triple J Unearthed, Byron Bay Falls Festival and Grow Your Own Music Festival by the end of their first year together playing alongside bands such as Fleet Foxes and Glass Animals on these Festival Line-ups.

The group has since seen the addition of cello and a further multi-instrumentalist to expand their sonic horizons. Their second EP Only Sleep puts these genre diverse elements on display. The band is currently in the final stages of producing their first full length album set to be released in 2021, which makes full use of their colourful wall of sound and showcases their most refined song writing to date. With huge runs of shows and big releases planned for 2021 MILD WEST will have to be on your radar.

Unearthed in 2017

Festival Of The Sun

05 Nov 2017

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Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

29 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

You know what, I'm hearing a little Methyl Ethel in here, maybe a little of The Panics too. Are you sure you're not from Perth?

You know what, I'm hearing a little Methyl Ethel in here, maybe a little of The Panics too. Are you sure you're not from Perth?

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 May 2019

Triple J
35

I quite liked this one from Mild West. It's also a nice nostalgia hit for fans of bygone era alt bands that weren't afraid to dabble in swelling piano and racing rock sounds like, oh I dunno, Doves.

I quite liked this one from Mild West. It's also a nice nostalgia hit for fans of bygone era alt bands that weren't afraid to dabble in swelling piano and racing rock sounds like, oh I dunno, Doves.