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Mild High Club

Musician — Illinois

Name, where are you from?
My name is Alexander Brettin and I'm from Cary, Illinois USA.

Describe your style in three words?
Stoner Jazz Dad.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Steely Dan with my folks at Ravinia Festival

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Steely Dan.
John Coltrane.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Jazz, weed, crate-digging.    

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Jesus Christ, maybe he'd burn one down with me.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
It's hard to remember them all - I loved playing at The Wall in Taipei. They had incredibly nice gear and staff!  

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Donald Fagen! His compositional depth paired with witty, comical lyrics through the voice of a cartoon character is cathartic to say the least. 


Mild High Club recently supported King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on their recent UK tour. The two bands also collaborated in 2017 on the jazz orientated album 'Sketches of Brunswick East', which was released in the UK by Heavenly Recordings.

 

The first track you played on repeat?
I can remember as far back as burning out my CD of Sgt Peppers ('She's leaving home').  

A song that defines the teenage you?  
My Bloody Valentine - 'When You Sleep'

One record you would keep forever?
XTC - 'Skylarking'

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"When love breaks down, the things you do, to stop the truth from hurting you" - Paddy McAloon. 
Prefab Sprout - 'When Love Breaks Down' 

A song you wished you had written?
Donald Fagen - 'Maxine'

Best song to turn up loud?
'Não Va', Tim Maia.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Pizza Kids - 'We Like Pizza'.  

Best song to end an all-nighter on?  
Steely Dan - 'Glamour Profession'

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
Pearl & the Oysters
Shy Boys
Jerry Paper
Kiefer
Once & Future Band

Name, where are you from?
My name is Alexander Brettin and I'm from Cary, Illinois USA.

Describe your style in three words?
Stoner Jazz Dad.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Steely Dan with my folks at Ravinia Festival

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Steely Dan.
John Coltrane.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Jazz, weed, crate-digging.    

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Jesus Christ, maybe he'd burn one down with me.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
It's hard to remember them all - I loved playing at The Wall in Taipei. They had incredibly nice gear and staff!  

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Donald Fagen! His compositional depth paired with witty, comical lyrics through the voice of a cartoon character is cathartic to say the least. 


Mild High Club recently supported King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on their recent UK tour. The two bands also collaborated in 2017 on the jazz orientated album 'Sketches of Brunswick East', which was released in the UK by Heavenly Recordings.

 

The first track you played on repeat?
I can remember as far back as burning out my CD of Sgt Peppers ('She's leaving home').  

A song that defines the teenage you?  
My Bloody Valentine - 'When You Sleep'

One record you would keep forever?
XTC - 'Skylarking'

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"When love breaks down, the things you do, to stop the truth from hurting you" - Paddy McAloon. 
Prefab Sprout - 'When Love Breaks Down' 

A song you wished you had written?
Donald Fagen - 'Maxine'

Best song to turn up loud?
'Não Va', Tim Maia.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Pizza Kids - 'We Like Pizza'.  

Best song to end an all-nighter on?  
Steely Dan - 'Glamour Profession'

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
Pearl & the Oysters
Shy Boys
Jerry Paper
Kiefer
Once & Future Band

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club - 'Countdown' (Official Video)

Mild High Club - 'Windowpane'