Mothra is an instrumental progressive experimental rock/metal band from Auckland NZ formed in 2008, made up of Hugh Allan, James Armstrong, Reuben Saffer and Shaun Leyden.
The band is focused on sound experimentation and often progressive musical ideas. By the same token cohesion, flow, and even pop sensibility are also important elements of the song writing process. Whatever the song beckons.
Mothra were picked out of 54 bands as the Auckland finalist for the Win a Slot at Big Day Out 2010 comp by Groove Guide magazine. They also opened for the critically acclaimed ‘Devin Townsend Project’ in March 2010, and Chicago post rock act ‘Russian Circles’ in Sep 2011.
Mothra have recently released a music video for 'The Beginning'. The clip was shot in 4 different countries by Shaun Leyden, and the track mixed by Aaron Harris from the legendary ISIS. Mothra are currently working on a second music video and debut album.
Hugh Allan (guitar, samples)
James Armstrong (drums)
Reuben Saffer (bass)
Shaun Leyden (video)
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