NEW MUSIC: Mantell – Can I Set It Right

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Last year we posted Mantell‘s single ‘Lulu’ and now they’ve gone and upped the ante with this excellent new single ‘Can I Set It Right’. The tempo is brisk and breezy with cascading guitar melodies over a lazy and choppy Strokes-ish rhythm. The chorus is totally theirs even if it sounds like one of those eternally familiar, catchy indie rock refrains. Since their last single they’ve expanded to a five-piece and it’s served them well.

NEW MUSIC: Mantell – Lulu

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Mantell are an Australian quartet hailing from the suburbs of Melbourne and ‘Lulu’ is a track lifted from their EP thirty two which comes out tomorrow (October 5th). From the sound of this song they’ve got a firm handle on big emotive indie rock. The key aspect of this track that appeals to us is the restraint they show in not taking the song over the top into bombast. Over a rolling primitive rhythm and strong vocal they let the guitars swell and gracefully erupt in the back part of the song to great effect.