TOTALLY MILD SHARE VIDEO FOR “LUCKY STARS” HERE
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Today, the Melbourne lush pop quartet Totally Mild are pleased to share a music video for “Lucky Stars“. The clip, which features a live, in studio performance of the song by the group’s Elizabeth Mitchell, was directed by Tobias Willis, with production by KEWL. The band told Brooklyn Vegan “‘Lucky Stars’ is an exercise in intimate voyeurism, a momentary glimpse into the world of this woman as she plays a love song and hopes someone will hear it. A live performance that continues the character arc begun with the ‘Today Tonight’ video.“ Brooklyn Vegan calls the song “…delicate, vulnerable and absolutely lovely.” Watch the video here:
“Lucky Stars” is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Her, which will be released via Chapter Music on February 23, 2018. The band first shared the single “Today Tonight” and Brooklyn Vegan labeled the band “charming” and Austin Town Hall called the track “super impressive” further noting “I’m reveling in the fact that it employs these little guitar stabs that recall early days in the jangle scene; they do move on in a dreamier style, complimented by Elizabeth Mitchell’s sultry delivery.” The UK’s Clash said the band “match off kilter guitars to some striking melodies, and fascinating lyricism.” Totally Mild will be coming stateside for SXSW and other select shows in March, which will be announced soon, but before that, they’ll be supportingPerfume Genius in Australia. Dates below:
2nd March – Perfume Genius Sydney Show, The Factory Theatre
9th March – Perfume Genius Melbourne Show, Melbourne Recital Centre
Pitchfork have called Totally Mild “a shining talisman for the heartbroken” and NPR has described their music as “sweet, harmony-rich, pointedly concise jangle-pop.”
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Totally Mild started out as the solo project of songwriter Elizabeth Mitchell, and has now become a full blown lush pop quartet. Elizabeth’s voice is a thing of unearthly beauty, capable of soaring and swooping in shiver-inducing ways. As a songwriter she is equally arresting, addressing desires and dreams with affecting frankness.
Following on from their acclaimed 2015 debut Down Time,Her is a shining jewel of an album. Elizabeth Mitchell’s voice is a thing of unearthly beauty, capable of soaring and swooping in shiver-inducing ways. As a songwriter she is equally arresting, addressing desires and dreams with affecting frankness.
In Totally Mild she is joined by guitar magician Zachary Schneider, drummer Ashley Bundang and bassist Lehmann Smith. In the last few years the band have developed a quasi-psychic intensity, surging forward or pulling back in seamless unison. This intensity has been captured in crystalline form by producer and one-time Architecture In Helsinki member James Cecil.
Her is polished and spacious, while never losing the feeling of a band in full flight. After Down Time‘s release, Totally Mild toured UK/Europe in 2015, then hit the US in early 2017, playing SXSW and a string of LA/NYC shows. In Australia they have played Meredith Music Festival and shared stages with the likes of Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Best Coast, DIIV and The Chills.
About the new album, Mitchell says “Her is a record of failure and victory, new desire, stale romance, queer domesticity and what comes when the party is over. I was torn between a new domestic life and the impulse to tear it all away with bad choices. I fell in love, but I wrestled for independence. I was always trying to prove that I didn’t need anyone; my wife, my friends, my band. Her is a document of a woman struggling with the idea of potential. We are told that we could be limitless, but we wrestle with unseen personal and structural walls.”
Across their powerful, delicate, luminous second album Her, Totally Mild move through light and shade with silky finesse.
Praise for Totally Mild’s Down Time:
“A shining talisman for the heartbroken” – Pitchfork
“Engorged, engaged, empowered bedroom sulk music” – The Guardian
“Sweet, harmony-rich, pointedly concise jangle-pop” – NPR
“Skewed pop gold” – Noisey
“An ethereal voice…lovely songs and just-so jangly arrangements” – BrooklynVegan