Elizabeth Mitchell

Totally Mild

Totally Mild began with high school friends singer/guitarist Liz Mitchell and guitarist Zach Schneider, who met in choir and played together in teenage bands. The band relies on the strengths of its collective 5 players, but the ideas begin with Mitchell – first a melody, then the lyrics, recorded and sent in voice memos – whose first songwriting attempts were Spice Girls rearrangements. Their debut record “Down Time” received three nominations at The Age Music Victoria Awards (including Best Album), landed them a European tour with labelmates Terrible Truths, sets at Meredith and BigSound, and international attention with Pitchfork calling single ‘Move On’ “a shining talisman for the heartbroken” and BrooklynVegan praising singer Liz Mitchell’s voice and “her lovely songs and the just-so jangly arrangements.”