Mantra – Telling Scenes debuts at #1 on Air Independent Album Chats

One of Australia’s best and most-respected rappers, Mantra has debuted at #1 on the AIR Independent Album charts, #17 on the ARIA Album charts and #3 on the ARIA Australian Album charts with his third studio album, Telling Scenes.


The #1 ARIA Urban Album in the country this week, has been revered by fans and industry alike with reviews affirming the solid release:

“… One of the Hip-Hop records of the year.” –Rolling Stone, 4 stars

“Mantra continues to evolve and push the boundaries of his work, never resting on his achievements… Playing it safe will no longer be an option, if releases such as this continue being the trend.” –allaussie Hip Hop, 4.9/5

“Mantra’s third full length release gives listeners an emotional spectrum of Australian hip hop without forfeiting the MC’s talent as one of the scenes most technically gifted lyricists.” –Tone Deaf, 8/10

“Telling Scenes is a compelling achievement. It’s the album Mantra had to give us.” –TheMusic, 3.5/5

Telling Scenes has already spawned two successful singles – crowd favourite Loudmouth and the darker Break Tradition – but it is the album as a whole that best showcases how high Mantra has raised the bar. Epic and prodigious, Telling Scenes has delivered Mantra straight into the upper echelons of his craft.

Mantra kicked off his national album tour last week in WA with Melbourne’s Grey Ghost, with 4 Australian states still to visit, fans can see new songs from Telling Scenes performed live for the first time. Mantra will be on the road until October 26 when the tour wraps up in Adelaide, see full dates below.

Mantra Telling Scenes – Album Launch Tour – September & October 2013
Grey Ghost will be joining Mantra in WA, QLD & SA
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