Following their successful debut record Down Time, Melbourne’s Totally Mild are gearing up for round two.
2015 saw a bold breakthrough for the band. Down Time was awarded with Album of the Week with high rotation on all major independent domestic radio, three nominations at the Age Music Victoria Awards (including Best Album), a European tour with label-mates Terrible Truths, and lauded sets at Australia’s biggest industry conference, BIGSOUND, as well as appearances at Meredith and Paradise Music Festivals.
Down Time attracted attention overseas with Pitchfork calling single ‘Move On’ “a shining talisman for the heartbroken” and Brooklyn Vegan praising singer Liz Mitchell’s voice and “her lovely songs and the just-so jangly arrangements.”
2016 holds big plans for the band. A new studio album is already in the works and slated for release this July. The record sees Down Time’s James Cecil returning on production duty – only this time it’s recorded at his new studio, Super Melody World – and with Melbourne favourites Bedroom Suck working to repeat the album’s success.
Alive in Denmark, recorded on the last evening of the band’s European tour with good friends and workmates Terrible Truths in September/October 2015, includes two unreleased tracks.
The lead single and final track, ‘Today Tonight’, was recorded as an encore after the show, with lead singer Elizabeth Mitchell returning to the stage a solitary figure. The room hushed with expectancy; it was a fitting end to the tour and a beautiful moment to be shared by all. This track is still previously unheard for most Totally Mild fans.