White Manna

White Manna

Sat 27 Sep 2014 7:30 pm

Tickets: £7.50

White Manna focus on mantric riffs that accelerate into speed-freak, headbanging frenzies that make you feel indestructible. Adopting classic trad-psych arrangements with the speaker melting guitar production of today, White Manna don’t hide behind walls of synthesizers, throwing stones; instead they meet you head-on with a big fuck-off axe – “you want some?” they snarl, drummer and bassist on the wings – the pretenders shy away – and the Manna continue onwards, leaving everyone shaking in their boots.

Since their eponymous 2012 debut album on the iconic Holy Mountain label the band’s reputation has travelled far and wide with this Arcata, California quartet gigging relentlessly up and down the West Coast. 2013 sees their first trip to Europe and expectation is almost as heavy as their monolithic riffs.