Mantra set to release debut album ‘Dreamland’

London’s Mantra are weeks away from releasing their gargantuan debut album Dreamland. It drops on 15th February via Dine Alone Records (Alexisonfire, City and Colour, The Dirty Nil), and to anticipate the occasion the alternative trio have released new single and video Russian Roulette today. Sinister, moody verses, are juxtaposed by soaring, cathartic choruses, capturing Mantra’s ability to replicate inner turmoil in musical form.

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 songs 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“.


Russian Roulette follows previous singles Cola Brat, Run Away and Individual, which saw support from Upset Magazine and Amazing Radio.

Mantra are also pleased to announce their support to Allusinlove at the below shows in February:

8th Feb – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
10th Feb – Rough Trade, Bristol
11th Feb  – Heartbreakers, Southampton
13th Feb – The Komedia, Brighton
15th Feb – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
17th Feb – Norwich Waterfront, Norwich
Other recent live highlights include support to Sickjoy and Arcane Roots. 

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.


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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