Misleading track titles has been the theme of the week and this one is no different as it most definitely isn't a time waster, although it had me very attentive!
New to the Manchester music scene, The Mantra may be young, but their captivating riffs and infectious drum beats are that of a well established band, that they will be if they can follow up on their cracking debut track 'Time Waster, Attention Chaser'.
With real head-banging drums you can't help but tap along as the fast tempo'd chorus rings around my head. At such a young age, the rawness of the vocals is there bringing quite an edge to the track.
With clear early Arctic Monkeys influences, could The Mantra follow suit? Who knows? All I do know is that this track would sound absolutely mega live and I will have to hear it live as soon as the world is back to normal!
Words: Dan Smith