Whelans, Apr 21st 2016
(Video by Michael Flanagan)
(Photos taken by: AetherLight Photography)
Guitar & Vocals – Tom Barrow.
Bass & Backing Vocals – Dale Moran.
Drums & Backing Vocals – Lewis Moran.
What: an infectiously catchy sounding 3 piece “Indie Rock” band.
Where: Manchester, UK.
When: We’re bringing them in – Whelan’s, Dublin Apr 21st.
Why: Because these lads will put a smile on your face and a groove into your step. That’s the why :)
The Mantells formed only back in 2014 and straight out of the box, their first demo EP ‘How To Say It’ gave the music industry 4 tracks which really showed what these rookies could do. A free gig was organised at The Castle Hotel in Manchester to celebrate the release of that first EP, which resulted in the venue exceeding capacity and people were lining the corridors to latch their lug holes onto this band’s energy and sound.
Then came the ‘Men in Suits’ single in December 2014 with a launch party at a very crammed Night and Day Cafe which helped the track sail straight into the iTunes Alternative Charts!
‘Payday Playboys’ was released in June 2015 with video and made BBC Introducing radio play no less. Again, this tune was launched with a packed out show at Night and Day Cafe in Manchester only a week after its release with the crowd already singing the catchy lyrics back to the band in true dove tailing fashion.
January 29th 2016 saw the release of ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’, a new 4 track EP including Stop to Think, Human Touch, Sunshine and Such a Shame. Stop to Think received airplay on BBC Introducing Manchester pre release. The release coincided with The Mantells’ biggest show to date at a packed out Manchester Ritz.
On Apr 21st, these wonderfully commercial sounding boys open up for The Dead Heavys at Whelan’s. They’re in demand at the moment for their live performances. Don’t sit in with the fleece on. Get into Whelan’s that night and let these boys let your hair down.
Just some of the REVIEWS so far…
Unsigned Scene (@unsigned_scene) – “Without a doubt, Manchester’s most exciting new band. Powerful live show with tunes to sing along to and get you moving. What more could you ask for?”
A Music Blog, Yea? (@AliciaATout) – “You’ve GOT to hear this!”
Emerging North (@emergingnorth) – “The Mantells are the future of Manchester music. How To Say It E.P is one of my highlights of 2014.”