This Friday (Aug 26), Mild High Club will release their second album ‘Skiptracing’, the follow-up to last year’s dreamy debut ‘Timeline’. How does frontman and multi instrumentalist Alexander Brettin best describe the new record’s narrative? It’s about a “private investigator attempting to trace the steps of the sound and the spirit of American music.” Freaky. We’re in.
That transcendent theme has leant itself to a typically ‘out-there’ effort on new track ‘Kokopelli’, which you can hear below. Over a sprinkling of jazzy piano tickles, Brettin sings “welcome to my twisted cabaret”, simultaneously soothing with his hushed vocals, but roughing that up with some sinister, twisting lyrics. It’s dreamy, it’s hazy and it might be one of the year’s most intriguing listens.
Listen to the premiere of ‘Kokopelli’ below.
Catch Mild High Club on tour in the UK this Autumn:
The Hope, Brighton (October 31)
The Moth Club, London (November 1)
See their full European tour dates here.