Lachlan Mitchell (record producer)

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Lachlan Mitchell is an Australian record producer, engineer, mixer and musician.

He works at Jungle Studios in Leichhardt and Attic Studios in the Studios 301 complex in Sydney. Mitchell has worked with musicians across the spectrum, from indie rock through to black metal.


Mitchell was born in London and raised in Sydney, Australia. After graduating from audio engineering at AFTRS he worked as an assistant engineer at London’s Air Studios under the management of Beatles producer George Martin.[1] There he assisted on albums for musicians including Nik Kershaw, Phil Collins, John Martyn and Johnny Diesel. On returning to Sydney he worked at Studios 301 with Kate Ceberano, Groove Terminator, and Swoop, among others.

Since then he has worked on albums for artists including The Jezabels, Little Bastard,[2][3] The Vines,[4] Love Like Hate, Deligma, The Hard-Ons, Little Earthquake,[5] Elliot the Bull, Eli Wolfe, Billy Thorpe, The Whitlams, Nitocris, Skulker, Henry's Anger, Something with Numbers, The Amenta, Sailmaker, One Dollar Short, Motor Ace, The Porkers, Lorelei, and The Black Lullaby.[6]

Described as a "deep-thinking, conceptual kind of producer,"[7] he recorded and produced the critically lauded EPs and Australian Music Prize-winning debut album by The Jezabels; all four releases have gone gold.[8][9] In 2012, Mitchell received ARIA nominations for Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year for his work on the album.[10] Triple J described Prisoner as "the most epic and anthemic Australian album of 2011."[11] The band has credited him with bringing together their disparate sounds and diverse interests,[12] and helping to produce their signature "sweeping, cinematic,"[13] "grandiose, expansive soundscapes."[14]

The Mercury describes Mitchell as "himself a bundle of contradictions who loves pop divas by day but plays in a black metal band by night," referring to his long-standing association with Nazxul.[15] As a musician Mitchell plays various instruments including keyboards, bass, guitar, and vocals, and has played in bands including Nazxul, Guns Are For Kids and Brace.


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  2. ^ Argyriou, Nick. "Little Bastard". Rhythms. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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  4. ^ Smith, Michael. "Counting in the New". Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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  6. ^ "The Black Lullaby". Triple J Unearthed. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
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  8. ^ Moull, Anna. "The Jezabels – Prisoner". Vulture Magazine. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  9. ^ Jolly, Nathan (16 January 2012). "The Jezabels". The Music Network. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  10. ^ ARIA. "NOMINEES FOR FINE ARTS AND ARTISAN AWARDS ANNOUNCED". Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  11. ^ Alessio, Dom. "The Jezabels's Prisoner". Triple J. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  12. ^ Murray, Tom (4 November 2011). "Jezabels bring their dramatic sound to Edmonton,". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  13. ^ "The Jezabels Prisoner,". Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  14. ^ Shedden, Iain (16 September 2011). "Sound Destined for a Bigger Stage". The Australian. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  15. ^ Young, Kane (6 October 2011). "There's No Escape". The Mercury. Retrieved 13 February 2012.