The Australian landscape for pop punk is thriving at the moment, with energetic and impassioned young acts emerging from all corners of the country with stories of heartache, yearning, as well as scathing opinions of society around them to tell. Enter: Mild Manic.
Their name may be contrasting but their music is straight down the line in its approach; bombastic and teeming with emotional punch, Mild Manic have cultivated a presence for themselves on the live front that positions the group as ones to watch.
New single Global Threat is the latest example of what the Melbourne-based, NSW south coast-bred band is made of. Thrashing percussion and guitars meet the aching-yet-melodic vocal styles of Sam Rees in perfecting the instantly catchy nature of the music that Mild Manic have become synonymous with crafting.
In line with the likes of Ceres, Horror My Friend, Dear Seattle and Sincerely, Grizzly, the music Mild Manic make is tailor-made for the music fan wanting to escape; Global Threat, in its lyrics, its various musical builds and swells, is music to sink into. Whether you want to get sweaty in a mosh pit to it, or you simply want to purge some emotional demons by listening to it, Mild Manic have the perfect music to soundtrack either.
With the release of Global Threat beckoning, Mild Manic are also gearing up to take the new song on the road through March and April. Opening 2018 in such a way stays true to the way Mild Manic have approached music; getting it out to as many people as possible is key. Heading down the east coast, crowds can expect a formidable live show delivered by a brotherhood who have formed a musical palette built on aiming higher and louder with each release.
GLOBAL THREAT’ TOUR DATES
March 31st The Waterfront Hotel Moruya NSW
w/ Odd Mobb, Airwolf & more
April 13th Bloodhound Bar Brisbane QLD
w/ Worse for Weare, Deluso & Chlorine
April 14th The Basement Nambour QLD
w/ Big Whoops, No Intelligent Life, Brightwater
April 20th The Wombarra Bowlo Wollongong NSW
w/ Locals TBC
April 21st Frankie’s Pizza Sydney NSW* FREE ENTRY
w/ Stand Atlantic
April 22nd The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle NSW* FREE ENTRY
April 27th The Penny Black Melbourne VIC* FREE ENTRY
w/ Just About Done
April 28th Music Man Bendigo VIC* FREE ENTRY
w/ Clove, Trash Lily & Filthy Hacks