Brisbane's Mitzi: Another Australian Band Brings Back a Dead Sound
Something’s going on in Australia.
What Cut Copy does for new wave, Mitzi does for disco. The four-piece from Brisbane, identifiable by varying haircuts from 20 years ago, plays a brand of disco too true to the sound to be called disco-wave, or disco-core, or whatever kids are calling disco that’s made today. Their debut EP All I Heard is out on Monday, so you’ve got the weekend to brush up on your 70s funk records.
The tracks they’ve released thus far are pretty slick. Like Jamiroquai, authenticity is achieved through the production being true to the sound. No need to do it any differently than they did in the days of yore; smooth bass lines, key stabs, straight drum beats. Alright, the vocal delivery has an apathy to it that you didn’t hear in old disco, likely on account of that decade’s stimulant of choice. But all the elements are there. Disco’s not dead. She just got a new hairdo, moved to Australia, and changed her name to Mitzi.
So far, Mitzi has released three tracks via Soundcloud, and they are all pretty awesome possum. Can you dig it?
This one’s called “Morning Light.”