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Mantis and the Prayer – Murder Ballad and the Blue [Review]

Mantis and the Prayer – Murder Ballad and the Blue [Review]

Mantis and the Prayer share their latest EP ‘Murder Ballad and the Blue’.

Enigmatic rock band Mantis and the Prayer return with a double single release. ‘Murder Ballad and the Blue’ features the songs ‘I Know You’ and ‘Go Too Far’ which are written on themes of tragedy and disconnection. The EP juxtaposes the melancholy subject matter with pop sensibilities and upbeat catchy rhythms. The vocals capture the drama and energy of Mantis and the Prayer, who cite Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd and David Bowie as influences.

Filling their songs with emotional storytelling, Mantis and the Prayer are a three piece rock band from Melbourne Australia. Releasing their first album ‘Butterflies and Demons’ in 2016 they have since gone onto place their music in the soundtrack for independent movie ‘Queen of Hollywood Blvd’ which was featured in the film festival circuit and had a cinematic release in Los Angeles. Characterised by delicate vocal harmonies and stinging guitars, Mantis and the Prayer present theatrical rock that deals with themes of tragedy, triumph, love and loss.

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