Totally Mild – Down Time – CD
This is a Bedroom Suck release, distributed by Fire Records.
Totally Mild are a four-piece based in Melbourne, Australia. Fronted by Elizabeth Mitchell, a woman with an exciting tendency to sing in a falsetto not many can match, the band perform absolutely perfect, skewed, disjointed pop. Zachary Schneider (Full Ugly, The Great Outdoors) follows close behind on lead guitar, his lines interlocking with Mitchell's to form a structural frame. This is matched by Lehmann Smith (Kes Band) and Ashley Bundang's rhythm section. The playing is sparse, accentuation perfect.
Since developing out of Mitchell's solo project of the same name, Totally Mild have put Melbourne into a spin. They perform to fans who know the words to every song, and have been singled out to support the likes of Best Real Estate, Laura Jean and The Harpoons, and most recently Best Coast.
The band also have an armament of Australia's finest talent behind them, with album artwork courtesy of Darren Sylvester and music videos produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, Xanthe Dobbie and Nina Renee.
'Down Time' is Totally Mild's full-length debut, and is sure to rock the metaphorical boat of Australian music.