Crafted from love but formed via the internet, Mt. Nadir‘s origins began from a jam night between hometown friends bassist Jake Mallet and drummer Conor Harris. Originally both hailing from Mackay, the pair had relocated to Brisbane and re-sparked their dream to form a band. Quickly into the night, the pair realised they were unlikely to become the next Royal Blood & decided they would put a call out on Brisbane Music Scene’s Facebook group. From that call-out, front-person Frankie Rosbrook & Lead Guitarist Jaina Sacranie both joined and in that formed Mt. Nadir.
Since then, Meanjin‘s beloved have been making all kinds of noise since coming onto the scene from playing festivals to Triple J features, the band have continued to grow at a rapid rate and are constantly pushing their sound into the ears of new listeners. A culmination of 2 years work, Mt. Nadir are excited to announce the release of their debut EP ‘Growing Pain’, which is set to be released on June 8 – PRESAVE HERE
A 7-track project – including 5 songs & 2 interludes, the backbones of what would become the EP were formed across many jam sessions amongst the band with some tracks birthed in their first few practices. The songs were later brought to life with the band’s producer & engineer Emily Hopley, who has been a staple collaborator with the band since its beginning, out of Airlock Studios in Samford, Queensland. Emily also played a hand in mixing all of these tracks and featured on keys across several as well. The mastering for ‘Growing Pain’ was done by Matthew Gray out his own studio in Brisbane.
“The EP’s title is a reflection of many things; Frankies growth within their lyrics, our band’s growth within our sound & also just our general growth as human beings and the growth of our relationships with each other,” Jake says. “We had essentially formed this band as complete strangers through the internet, and now to have a full body of work together is an incredible feeling.”
He adds, “The themes across the EP display many feelings; from love to anger to heartbreak to triumph. It’s a true reflection of human growth, there is no linear path and often where we find ourselves fall we later rise. This project is a reflection of life, but also personally it’s something we hold as a testament to the life-long friendships we’ve built making it.”
“We’re so proud of how these songs turned out and we hope they can give people the same feeling listening that we had making them.”
Mt. Nadir burst onto the live scene early last year packing out their debut show and have made little effort to stop since. This saw the band playing in lineups alongside the likes of Holy Holy, Tia Gostelow, Beddy Rays, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers and Hope D. Off the back of releasing their debut single Pain, Nadir sold out their debut single launch at The Bearded Lady in Meanjin/Brisbane and were also played on Triple J’s Home & Hosed & Out To Party, which is a program they ran recently during World Pride promoting queer artists. Across 3 singles, the band has seen editorial adds across Spotify & Apple Music and have featured on Triple J multiple times.
Having recently welcomed two new members into their family, Mt. Nadir are heading interstate for their ‘Growing Pain’ EP Tour with dates across Gold Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Sydney, Wollongong & Melbourne. Joining them for the ride will be Eora/Sydney artist Ellen Soffe and her jangle-driven band Ellen and the Ooroos. All dates are below and tickets can be found here, we can’t wait to see you all there!
MT. NADIR – GROWING PAIN EP TOUR w/ ELLEN AND THE OOROOS
June 28 | Vinnies Dive Bar | Gold Coast, QLD
July 1 | The Bearded Lady | Brisbane, QLD
July 2 | Banshees Bar & Artspace | Ipswich, QLD
July 8 | Bootlegeers (Kelly’s Upstairs) | Sydney, NSW
July 9 | North Gong Hotel | Wollongong, NSW
August 11 | The Gaso (Upstairs) | Melbourne, VIC
‘GROWING PAIN’ IS OUT JUNE 8
Thanks to Footstomp Music