Get acquainted with Måntra, a trio from West London making politically-charged, in-your-face grunge rock music championed by BBC Radio 1’s Daniel P. Carter.
Brace yourself, it’s about to get heavy.
Måntra are a 3 piece powerhouse of fuzzy guitar rock. Lead by frontman and guitar player Simon Stark, with Richard Leeds on bass guitar and backed by Rob Emms on drums.
The band combine emotive lyrics with haunting melodies, distorted guitars and thundering drums. It’s loud and frantic whilst delicate and melodic
Simon formed Måntra with two friends from Ealing, Richard and Rob, as an expressive outlet for their concerns at how we find the world today, underpinned by their shared musical influences. Måntra soon caught the attention of award-winning producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Killing Joke, Pixies, The Family Rain), who invited them to record at his Rockfield Studios in Gwent, Wales. The result would be the band’s debut EP titled I Want, which then went on to receive the attention of renowned Canadian indie label Dine Alone Records (Alexisonfire, FIDLAR, Jimmy Eat World, The Dirty Nil) who duly signed the band. Debut single and second track on the EP, Destroy You was picked up by Radio 1 and an appearance at SXSW Festival 2017 followed shortly after.
Check out the video to the single I Want:
The debut single Destroy You:
WHERE CAN I SEE THEM?
You’re quid’s in, Måntra head out on their first ever UK tour this May. Grab yours from our pals at Ticketmaster here!