27 Listicle Series: Raindrop

The recording of Mild Meltdowns began in Autumn of 2016, when Miles Devine invited his ultimate studio band – Timothy Sneddon, Lachlan Earl and Oscar Henfrey – to his home studio to record a full length album alongside co-producer, SPOD (The Laurels, Richard in Your Mind, Straight Arrows).

We caught up with the band to ask  them their Top Five Debut Albums 

 ‘Top 5 Debut Albums by Raindrop 

 

No1. Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

By far my most stand-out favourite debut album of all time. The perfect amount of raw, unstoppable energy that opened more cosmic doors than any band ever.

No.2 Grandaddy – Under the Western Freeway

A very special album to me. Grandaddy’s sombre but oh so dreamy vibe is a big influence on my songwriting and production.

No. 3 Air – Moon Safari

Ah, what I would give to be watching that album being made from behind the recording console. Some of the best recorded orchestral strings ever blended with crazy synth sounds. My Heaven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0rk_15Z5kU

No. 4. The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone

The first and only LP of one of the coolest bands I’ve ever heard. Such a sweet amount of darkness, almost too dark at times, yet has one of the most playful vibes of any album I’ve ever heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGrt-wj3_RQ

No. 5 The Avalanches – Since I Left You

This album changed my life. It taught me the beauty of LOFI sampling and how music doesn’t have to have any rules.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMeP_ywgp9o

 

 

TOUR DATES

Saturday 18th JULY
@ Waywards (The Bank Hotel), Newtown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
w/Egoism + RIYM (DJ SET)
Event Page: http://bit.ly/Raindrop_AlbumLaunch