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Mt. Mountain

Mt. Mountain

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Mt. Mountain are a revelation.

Formed in mid-2012 and a year later, they’d already put out their first release – the slow, brooding four-track demo OMED. In mid-2014, they followed up with their first EP, as well as the 7-inch, Chantry / The Villain, a few months later. In that same year, they played In the Pines and were crowned the 2014 Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the WAMi Awards .

In 2016, Mt. Mountain release their first full-length album, COSMOS TERROS. Over 18 months in the making, the six songs on Cosmos Terros represent the clearest realisation of the band’s expansive sounds – menacing, meditative and utterly entrancing.

Early 2017 brings the release of the bands second full-length album Dust - Recorded early 2016 at Studio Sleepwalker’s Dread with Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Drowning Horse, Skullcave), Dust weighs in at 38 minutes across four tracks – the kind of sprawling, grand yet measured release that’s just as fit for the record collection of a yogi as it is for a deadhead.

As captivating as they are on record, Mt. Mountain bring with them an utterly mesmerising live show. Though the five players on stage may seem unassuming, their command of sound – especially in unity. Over the last five years, the Perth quintet have built a formidable reputation – not just for their masterful songcraft, but as one of the most compelling live bands in Perth – a distinction which has seen them share stages with myriad Australian and international heavyweights including Sleep, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Boris.

Listen back to the live set from Mt. Mountain on Pojama People. Studio 5 Live is proudly brought to you by Mountain Goat.

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