Mortar was formed around 2016 in a small coastal town, Kuantan Pahang, Malaysia. The band quickly established themselves as a post-hardcore/screamo act who had a penchant for fluidly switching between hard and soft sonic elements. They independently released their debut demo on CDr format in August of 2017 entitled Past, Present, Future.
The band’s original lineup:
Syukri – lead guitar
Wan B – lead vox
Jay – bass, vox
Uden – drum
In 2020, the band decided it was time to beef up the lineup and thus have enlisted Farid Khalids of Jaddah fame (A band we talk a LOT about on Unite Asia because they fucking rule).
According to the band:
“Farid gives so much to the backbone of our songs. We’re looking forward to chucking the jigsaw in the air to see where it all fits together with the new and old songs alike. Stay tuned!”