London three piece Mountainear release their debut ‘Distant Camps’ EP this upcoming Monday, and we’ve got the honour of premiering it! Listen below. We described the lead cut as ‘hushed mellowing mercurial majesty’ earlier this year.
‘Mountainear’s are professional percussionists. The line-up consists of two drummers – and uniquely no guitarist – with the use of an abundance of vintage instruments (including Japanese Taiko drums, Tibetan Temple bowls and Egyptian tambourines). All interwoven with the sounds of a Grand Piano, Upright jazz bass, synthesisers, vibraphone and the close harmony vocals.
The result is a sound seemingly simplistic and gentle on the surface, but within its multiple layers and textures there’s a sonic richness that envelopes as the songs of Mountainear unfold.
Mountainear are Becky Browne (lead vocals and drums), Louise Morgan (Vibraphone and backing vocals) and Zands Duggan (Drum kit, hand percussion and backing vocals). After working individually as session musicians including working alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Lady Gaga, the three musicians decided to form a band to express their own musical voice.’