Mellow dub grooves, heavy desert riffs, and short bursts of angular punk. This is the sound of new Sydney trio No Mandate. Their debut double EP, "No Mandate / Scheme of Things", will be released as summer breaks - December 1st, 2018, via Tenzenmen Records.
Moving freely across genres and boundaries comes naturally to the three musicians, thanks to their experience in forward-thinking bands such as Hinterlandt, SEIMS, Meniscus, and many more.
The eponymous No Mandate EP constitutes the band’s foundation: instrumental, reggae-tinged rhythms circle themselves and merge with psychedelic fuzz, ultimately culminating in brief explosions of irregular math-rock.
Scheme of Things takes the dub-punk formula a step further. Understated vocals lead the way into increasingly progressive song structures, ending with Manifesto, a 45-second slap in the face of mediocrity that wouldn’t be out of place on an early hardcore seven-inch.
Creating the two EPs was a practice of grassroots egalitarianism: Jochen wrote the music; Alex recorded it in Jochen’s living room; Simeon created the artwork, and recorded additional overdubs at his home under the supervision of Harry the cat.
No Mandate will bring their songs to life onstage across a 10-date tour in celebration of summer, great music, and the release of No Mandate / Scheme of Things.
NO MANDATE SUMMER TOUR
06 Dec 2018 | Port Macquarie | Lounge Room
07 Dec 2018 | Newcastle | Lass O’ Gowrie
08 Dec 2018 | Wollongong | Servo Food Truck Bar
20 Dec 2018 | Sydney Redfern | The Dock
21 Dec 2018 | Sydney Dee Why | Halfback Books
04 Jan 2019 | Katoomba | Junction 142
05 Jan 2019 | Sydney Newtown | The Townie
09 Jan 2019 | Canberra | Smiths Alternative
10 Jan 2019 | Melbourne Collingwood | The Tote
11 Jan 2019 | Melbourne Brunswick | Bombay Rock