Mana Island - 'Stare' music video

when?
Where?

The catchy R&B-ish pop from Moscow's Mana Island has a tropical vibe that will keep you toasty in the chilly UK (or in freezing Russia).

Mana Island - 'Stare' music video

Label

release date

rating

introducing:

Mana Island - 'Stare' music video

The catchy R&B-ish pop from Moscow's Mana Island has a tropical vibe that will keep you toasty in the chilly UK (or in freezing Russia).

Maybe there's not a lot more than pop sensibilities here, but something in the melody and little guitar flourishes makes 'Stare' very more-ish. It also features a funky bass line that hints a little bit more genre-hopping than a first listen might suggest.  The band themselves have said that the 'indie R&B' pigeon hole only covers a fraction of the influences that they bring into their music, but I love that stamp. It's brought amazing things into the world in the past year or two and long may it continue.

Mana Island are also a little bit of history repeating itself, as they are one of several interesting bands coming out of Russia at the moment (look up Roundelay and The Jack Wood); wherever there is political or sociological bullsh*t going on, the musicians' community react to it, directly or indirectly.

Having supported FOALS on the Russian leg of their tour, we foresee these guys becoming a strong export.

 

STALKER RESOURCES:

NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK, BUT LEAVE A COMMENT ANYWAY

Wellity wellity wellity. Pulled Apart By Horses are punching the road for the first full tour since 2017 The Haze era. Tickets go on sale Friday (THAT'S TOMORROW) at 10am.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are the psych-rock band to be excited about right now, and they’re back as of last month with the thunderously hefty strut that is Bill’s Mandolin.

Garage rock four piece The Widows navigate our current political climate while dicussing their upcoming Camden Rocks gig at The Monarch.