"man•da•la- Noun- Any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation." Jack and Oli just so happened to collide in meteoric fashion at a lowly Halls Bar of Reading University- propelled by inquisitiveness and a love for the more thoughtful custodian legends of modern, progressive metal and alternative music- Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones, Biffy Clyro, Reuben, Radiohead, Tool and the like. Common ground realised, they cast fuel to the flames of band-erising once again, with the goal of filling the gap between bands of the local persuasion, by creating something a little bit louder, a little bit testing, a little bit spiritual and a little bit different. They met Phil along the way, and are still looking for a singer. Please, Enjoy the Experiment. WE ARE MANDALA.