The instrumental indie rockers Dog Drive Mantis recently released their music video to accompany their latest single “Volta.” The band, based in Toronto, is a “sonic brew” of talent amongst four friends. The crew joined forces in October 2015, and have been working away at perfecting their indie post-rock/jazz fusion sound.
According to Mantis’ Bassist Carmen Haines, he explained that the song was inspired “by the imagery of a lighthouse on a desolate shore” as the waters turned from calming to riveting.
“The music reflects all of these changes that the imaginary setting experiences.”
– Bassist Carmen Haines
Though I don’t typically like to copy and paste from anything I’m given about the artists I write about, this stuck with me: “Dog Drive Mantis is a fluid-able to take on different forms and flow at different velocities through a multitude of different musical situations – although never really confined to any.”