DEBUT ALBUM SHADOWBOXER OUT TODAY
+ TOURING AUSTRALIA IN MAY
+ MELBOURNE SHOW SOLD-OUT, SECOND ADDED
*triple j feature album*
‘It’s a tribute to any artist that they made you feel something. Here, by using their otherworldliness to great effect, Mansionair do so exquisitely.’ (4 stars) – The Music
‘…it’s taken three years of recording and perfecting for their debut album, Shadowboxer, to land. And boy does it stick that landing. (9/10) – Beat
‘The Sydney trio have a way with turning low-key soothing beats into something unexpected’ – TIME
‘All glacial electronics, piercing guitar lines, and that brooding songwriting, it’s a perfectly formed return from the band.’ – CLASH
Liberation Records are proud to release Mansionair’s superb debut album,Shadowboxer.
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 – Shadowboxer is an album about making mistakes in private together, and then coming out the other side with something beautiful and whole. Featuring the songs ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’, ‘Falling’, ‘We Could Leave’, ‘Technicolour’, ‘Violet City’ and current single‘Shadows’, it’s an album reflective of everything the band were going through personally and creatively at the time, from mental health struggles 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 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.” – Mansionair
The band’s journey to Shadowboxer started back in 2014 and quickly yielded a viral hit single in ‘Hold Me Down’. From there, things progressed quickly, and it wasn’t long before the music started flowing. Single releases such as ‘Speak Easy’, ‘Pick Me Up’ and ‘Easier’turned into ARIA and Billboard Charts, major support tours including alt-J, Florence & The Machine and London Grammar, a Grammy-nominated collaboration with Odezsa on ‘Line of Sight’ and most recently, their first ever Gold-certified single in ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’. It’s the culmination of years of toil, multiple single releases (“seven singles, seven hits” – triple j) and over 130 million global streams.
Currently in the US about to begin a 20+ date headline tour, before taking to the stage at Coachella, Mansionair will return to Australia in May for the Shadowboxer Tour. A testament to their accomplished live show, the band’s Melbourne gig at The Corner Hotel has sold out, with a second added and selling quickly for Thursday May 30.
Shadowboxer is available on DSPs, CD and as a limited edition double LP set today. Immerse yourself in its wonderful world.
WATCH: Mansionair – The Making Of Shadowboxer
Shadowboxer Album Mansionair Out now through Liberation Records Available to buy/stream here
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
SHADOWBOXER AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
with support from Exhibitionist Tickets available here
Fri May 24 The Cambridge, NewcastleF
Sat May 25 Uni Bar, Wollongong Wed May 29 Karova Lounge, Ballarat Thu May 30 The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – NEW SHOW Fri May 31 The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – SOLD OUT Sat June 1 Metro, Sydney Fri June 7 Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide Sat June 8 Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth Sat June 15 Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
March 1 M3F Festival | Phoenix, AZ March 2 The Roxy Theatre | Los Angeles, CA March 5 The Independent | San Francisco, CA March 7 The Crocodile | Seattle, WA March 8 Imperial | Vancouver, BC March 9 Mississippi Studios | Portland, OR March 11 Kilby Court | Salt Lake City, UT March 12 Larimer Lounge | Denver, CO March 18 Aisle 5 | Atlanta, GA March 19 Kings | Raleigh, NC March 20 U Street Music Hall | Washington, DC March 22 Boot & Saddle | Philadelphia, PA March 23 Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY March 24 Great Scott | Boston, MA March 25 Ministère | Montreal, QB March 26 The Mod Club | Toronto, ON March 28 The Basement | Columbus, OH March 29 Lincoln Hall | Chicago, IL March 30 7th Street Entry | Minneapolis, MN April 1 Reverb Lounge | Omaha, NE April 2 recordBar | Kansas City, MO April 14 Coachella | Indio CA April 21 Coachella | Indio CA