London UK rock outfit Mantra will release their debut album Dreamland on February 15th via Dine Alone Records. In anticipation of this occasion, the alternative trio have just released a brand new single off of their forthcoming record titled Russian Roulette, along with its accompanying video. “Russian Roulette” follows previous singles Cola Brat, Run Away and Individual.
“Russian Roulette almost didn’t make it on to the album until our producer, Tom Dalgety, picked it as one of his favourites”, explains vocalist and guitarist Simon Stark, “It was the first song we recorded for ‘Dreamland’ and is about someone who’s rolling the dice one too many times.
The video is heavily inspired by Twin Peaks, so we wanted a non-linear narrative with an ambiguous ending. There are a couple of easter eggs in there too that will hopefully leave people wanting to watch it again“.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR MANTRA’S “RUSSIAN ROULETTE” HERE
Since their formation in 2016, West London’s Mantra have mesmerised listeners with spellbinding melodies propelled by powerhouse riffs and thundering drums. Signing to Dine Alone Records for their I Want 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 2000Trees.
Armed with a colossal debut record, Mantra are set to make one hell of a noise in 2019.
Simon Stark – Vocals & guitar
Rich Leeds – Bass
Rob Emms – Drums