A song we must keep close and safe for the time being… In an abandoned house surrounded by dirt roads and shadowed by tall eucalypts we composed a piece entirely as a response to a dream. We’re very excited with what’s about to come.
Troy was behind the wheel and parched, so I gave him a takeaway coffee cup full of water. Unbeknownst to me, it was full of cigarettes butts. To cut an average story to a length still far too long, Troy nearly choked to death whilst behind the wheel as we hurtled up the Hume.
Emotions, words, landscapes… Sometimes about the Hume Highway, sometimes about Schizophrenia. We seem to take an element or experience of life and attempt to express it through the instrument or voice. This could be making drums sound like a typewriter ticking away at the back of a mind suffering an existential crisis, or a faint memory buried deep in the unconscious slowly manifesting itself into a sweaty schizophrenic nightmare. We might convey that through a spacious delayed guitar. Each person’s layer forms part of a scene in that way.
An extra hot, extra strong soy decaf cappuccino. Served in a late glass with no chocolate. There is method behind the madness.
We launched our own festival earlier in the year, called Stargazed. We paired up with visual artist Stephanie Peters and had about 8 bands play in front of 4 projection channels and 10 Tv screens all play different video art by artists from Melbourne. We want to take that to the next level.We’re currently preparing to record an album as well and I think the two plans may meet at some point very soon.What’s your scene?
Most things left of centre
Fierce Mild form compelling songs speaking of all things from the sinister to the absurd. From a brooding, visceral atmosphere reminiscent of that of The Drones but swamped in a rich post-rock, shoegaze and psychedelic cinematic maze, the narratives unfurl amidst unrelenting dynamics that transcend listeners into unnerving dreams.
The band has released a triplet of tracks to national acclaim and airplay, with sold out shows and 2 national tours in 2015 which included performances at The Brunswick Music Festival and Rock the Bay. They are also avid visual integrators adding to the cinematic nature of their compositions, which led to them headlining the 2015 psych and video art festival Stargazed.
“When headliners Fierce Mild take the stage, it becomes clear that even if Australia’s psych scene isn’t yet a global force, the appreciation of the genre and its new interpretations have provided a fertile breeding ground for alternative voices.” THE MUSIC
January 2016 sees another East Coast Tour entitled ‘In Search of Lost Time’ launching their full visual live show and supporting their single ‘Test You’
‘In Search of Lost Time’ Tour 2016
Wed, 13th January 2016 – Rad Bar, Wollongong NSW
Thu, 14th January 2016 – 107 Projects, Sydney NSW
Fri, 15th January 2016 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane QLD
Sat, 16th Janaury 2016 – 2High Festival, Brisbane QLD
Tues, 19th January 2016 – The Pier, Port Macquarie NSW
Wed, 20th January 2016 – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle NSW
‘Test You’ is out Friday 18th December 2015, independently.