Mantra + Dearist
July 7th 2019
Tickets available via See Tickets or In Store via Tickets Scotland
Since their formation in 2016, West London’s Mantra have mesmerized listeners with spellbinding melodies propelled by powerhouse riffs and thundering drums. Signing to Dine Alone Records (Alexisonfire, Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional)
for their I W ant EP in 2017, Mantra’s infectious alt – rock has earned
support from BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing , and Amazing Radio.
Alongside performing with Jane’s Addiction, Radkey, and Snow Patrol guitarist Nathan Connolly’s band Little Matador, they have traveled to festivals such as SXSW, Reading and Leeds, and 2000 Trees. This has all set the stage for Mantra’s forthcoming debut album,Dreamland, recorded with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Ghost, The Pixies) to intensify their explosive sonic prowess.
The seeds of Mantra were first planted when singer/guitarist
Simon Stark found himself in the midst of an existential crisis during his studies at university. “I just didn’t want to be there; it was numbing for me. Music was the only thing that actually meant som
ething.” Regrouping with bassist Richard Leeds, Stark’s teenage
friend from his formative years skateboarding on the streets of Baling, the duo enlisted drummer Rob Emms after he answered a musicians wanted ad. “Rob’s from somewhere up north,” Stark jokes, “maybe Middle Earth…” The album’s recording began aboard