MANSIONAIR ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM SHADOWBOXER OUT MARCH 1 + RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘SHADOWS’ + ‘ASTRONAUT (SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR LOVE)’ CERTIFIED GOLD + PERFORMING AT LANEWAY NEXT MONTH, TOURING IN THE US IN MARCH & ANNOUNCED FOR COACHELLA

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The long-awaited Shadowboxer was written and self-produced over a three-year period – in living rooms, studios, a garage in inner-city Sydney, and finally a cabin in the Californian mountains – in between the band’s travels and touring. It’s the culmination of a journey that started with a viral hit single – ‘Hold Me Down’ – and led to high profile collaborations, a Grammy-nomination, ARIA and Billboard charting singles and several major support tours (CHVRCHES, Florence & The Machine, London Grammar and Bob Moses). But it’s also an album reflective of everything the band were going through personally and creatively – from mental health to sickness, relationship breakdowns to the ordinary coming-of-age struggles of youth. “Shadowboxer is about acknowledging that we are often our own opponent, and learning to accept our inner shadows – the ones we try so hard to ignore. It’s a record about deciding to lift our gaze from the darkness and acknowledge the light that shapes us. It bookends our first years of discovering who we are and what we wanted Mansionair to be, as we pushed through insecurities, uncertainties and moments of relief. It’s as much a diary of our first three years working together as friends as it is about making every mistake possible together.” – Mansionair New single ‘Shadows’ follows on from a steady flow of popular songs, including ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’, which late last year reached gold ARIA certification, ‘Violet City’ and ‘Technicolour’. This slew of singles has seen the band’s global streaming numbers top an impressive 130 million, regularly popping up on streaming playlists and radio waves alike. ‘Shadows’ received its World First premiere this morning via Beats 1. Whilst 2019 is shaping up to be a momentous year for the band, 2018 was also a milestone year for Mansionair globally... They received their first Grammy-nomination for their collaboration with Odesza on the single ‘Line of Sight’, which climbed Billboard’s Dance/Electronic charts in the US. In addition to ‘Astronaut’ striking gold in Australia, it also saw the band receive their first Billboard Alternative charting song , which Time praised: “The Sydney trio have a way with turning low-key soothing beats into something unexpected; ‘Astronaut’ continues in that sweet spot.” Similarly, the band landed their first feature on the FIFA 19 Soundtrack for ‘Violet City’, which Clash pronounced “showcases renewed depths in the group's work, a thrilling return that matches luminous electronics against that searching vocal.” The band’s genre-splitting production style also ensured a constant stream of artists queuing up for their remix treatment; Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Rhye, Gryffin, and others. Ahead of the release of Shadowboxer, the band will hit the road for the Laneway Festival tour in Feb. In March, they’ll pack their bags again for their first ever US headline run, taking in 20+ dates and kicking off in Los Angeles on the 2nd, before they take to the stage at Coachella in April – one of only a select few Australian bands on the bill.

Sydney-based, Grammy-nominated trio Mansionair today revealed that their anticipated debut album, Shadowboxer, will be released on March 1 via Liberation Records. The exciting announcement is heralded by the arrival of their shimmering new single,‘Shadows’.

 

The long-awaited Shadowboxer was written and self-produced over a three-year period – in living rooms, studios, a garage in inner-city Sydney, and finally a cabin in the Californian mountains – in between the band’s travels and touring. It’s the culmination of a journey that started with a viral hit single – ‘Hold Me Down’ – and led to high profile collaborations, a Grammy-nomination, ARIA and Billboard charting singles and several major support tours (CHVRCHES, Florence & The Machine, London Grammar and Bob Moses). But it’s also an album reflective of everything the band were going through personally and creatively – from mental health to sickness, relationship breakdowns to the ordinary coming-of-age struggles of youth.

“Shadowboxer is about acknowledging that we are often our own opponent, and learning to accept our inner shadows – the ones we try so hard to ignore. It’s a record about deciding to lift our gaze from the darkness and acknowledge the light that shapes us.

It bookends our first years of discovering who we are and what we wanted Mansionair to be, as we pushed through insecurities, uncertainties and moments of relief. It’s as much a diary of our first three years working together as friends as it is about making every mistake possible together.” – Mansionair

New single ‘Shadows’ follows on from a steady flow of popular songs, including ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’, which late last year reached gold ARIA certification, ‘Violet City’ and ‘Technicolour’. This slew of singles has seen the band’s global streaming numbers top an impressive 130 million, regularly popping up on streaming playlists and radio waves alike. ‘Shadows’ received its World First premiere this morning via Beats 1.

Whilst 2019 is shaping up to be a momentous year for the band, 2018 was also a milestone year for Mansionair globally… They received their first Grammy-nomination for their collaboration with Odesza on the single ‘Line of Sight’, which climbed Billboard’s Dance/Electronic charts in the US.  In addition to ‘Astronaut’ striking gold in Australia, it also saw the band receive their first Billboard Alternative charting song , which Time praised: “The Sydney trio have a way with turning low-key soothing beats into something unexpected; ‘Astronaut’ continues in that sweet spot.” Similarly, the band landed their first feature on the FIFA 19 Soundtrack for ‘Violet City’, which Clash pronounced “showcases renewed depths in the group’s work, a thrilling return that matches luminous electronics against that searching vocal.”  The band’s genre-splitting production style also ensured a constant stream of artists queuing up for their remix treatment; Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Rhye, Gryffin, and others.

Ahead of the release of Shadowboxer, the band will hit the road for the Laneway Festival tour in Feb. In March, they’ll pack their bags again for their first ever US headline run, taking in 20+ dates and kicking off in Los Angeles on the 2nd, before they take to the stage at Coachella in April – one of only a select few Australian bands on the bill.

 

Shadowboxer Album
Mansionair
Out Fri 1 March through Liberation Records
Available to pre-order here digitally, on CD or as a double vinyl

Shadowboxer tracklist:
1. EST.
2. Alibi
3. Easier
4. Technicolour
5. Heartbeat
6. Astronaut (Something About Your Love)
7. Violet City
8. We Could Leave
9. Shadows
10. Waiting Room
11. Falling
12. Sierra
13. Harlem
14. Best Behaviour
15. I Won’t Take No For An Answer
16. Heirloom

 

 

MANSIONAIR GLOBAL TOUR DATES

AUSTRALIA
Feb 2: Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Feb 3: Laneway Festival, Sydney
Feb 8: Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Feb 9: Laneway Festival, Melbourne

US
March 1: Phoenix, AZ @ M3F Festival
March 2: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
March 5: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
March 7: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
March 8:  Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
March 9: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
March 11: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
March 12: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 18: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
March 19: Raleigh, NC @ Kings
March 20: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
March 22: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
March 23: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
March 24: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
March 25: Montreal, QB @ Ministère
March 26: Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
March 28: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
March 29: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
March 30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 1: Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
April 2: Kansas City, MO @ recordBar

April 14: Coachella, Indio CA
April 21: Coachella, Indio CA

 

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