Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Grizzly Bear, Metronomy, alt-j


band members

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


Influences

Bosnian Rainbows, Foals, Glass Animals


Unearthed artists we like

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


Website

Bio

Since forming in 2017 off the back of a home recording project, Mild West has grown from a traditional alt-rock group into a baroque synth orchestra that delivers dense sonic palettes over energetic beats. The band released their debut EP 'Howler' shortly after their first run of shows, and continued to develop their live performance into drawn out pseudo-medlys 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, and Byron Bay Falls Festival by the end of their first year together.

The group has since seen the addition of Helen Griffith on cello to expand their sonic horizons and explore interesting combinations of neo-classical, psychedelic, and indie rock music. Mild West's second EP 'Only Sleep' puts these genre diverse elements on display, and explores themes of the gradual decay of childhood innocence. The band is constantly searching for new ways to develop their sound, and looks to consistently evolve as they work on new material.

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.