Drummer and producer Las Mar (AKA Nick Martyn) creates twisted rhythms, bent chords and lush vocals with the odd crunchy guitar rock-out. His songs are hard to pin down but are always propelled by playful experimentation and an otherworldly sound. He creates hyper-detailed songs combining a huge range of world music, post-rock, funk, electronic and psychedelic influences. Recording every sound from scratch using instruments from Casio keyboards to exotic strings and percussion, his music has a totally unique production style that delivers an epic sound from DIY roots.
As an in-demand pro drummer since 2008, Nick Martyn has worked with some of Australia’s most renowned artists including Gotye, D.D Dumbo, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Matt Corby and Tex Perkins. Stepping into the light as Las Mar in 2014, he has since released an album, an EP and a single, the Ethio-Funk inspired Something That I Know. His live one-man-band show, which has been performed in Japan, Australia and Europe, features his incredible energy from behind the drums, combined with angelic vocals and his synthesizer/sampler skills.