Oct 27, 2021
Amanda Warner – AKA MNDR – first came to mainstream attention in 2010 when she collaborated with Mark Ronson on the song "Bang Bang Bang".
Her path to that point was long and winding, and began in rural North Dakota where she was raised. From there she moved through the punk and undergound DIY scenes in Portland and Minneapolis, and then the underground noise and techno scenes in Oakland and New York in the early-to-mid 2000s.
None of which would suggest a future career as a pop writer, producer and performer, but that’s one of the worlds MNDR currently operates in, working with artists like Charli XCX, Rita Ora and Kylie Minogue, as well as releasing her own solo material, including this year's Hell To Be You Baby album.
We talk about MNDR's wild career in this interview.