Las Mar

conciever, creator and capturer of music

LAS MAR

CONCEIVER, CREATOR AND CAPTURER OF MUSIC

Las Mar is the brainchild of creative, cross-genre drummer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Martyn. A unique and powerful force behind many groundbreaking Australian bands (Whitesploitation, Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, Ollie McGill Trio), Martyn was driven to create a fusion of disparate musical elements - where world percussion, post rock, electronic and psychedelic sounds could mesh together. Working from a DIY studio with borrowed equipment, he created the Luddite EP (2014) giving birth to Las Mar. For the debut album Euphemist (2015) he enlisted studio wizards Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote) and Nicholas Lam (DXHeaven) to create an array of hyper-detailed songs featuring lush vocals and deep, odd-time grooves. In mid-2016, Las Mar launched his solo live show, showcasing his powerhouse drumming with vocals, synths and samplers. Since then has taken the show around Australia and Japan, blurring the line between band and solo artist, beat maker and songwriter