Mini Mansions Release Gorillaz-inspired Track 'Midnight In Tokyo'
The Gorillaz-inspired track is at the heart of the band's new approach to songwriting. It captures the lifespan of a relationship, from falling in love to eventually breaking up, rooted in Michael's own experience. Whereas his life was previously very detached in his songwriting - hence their past material's more fantastical form - now it's very much at the forefront.
The band say "Inspired by true romances and real heartbreaks, this song came to life after an existential trip to Tokyo. This track is no deep cut, but it's content sure does cut deep. This is the second instalment in the new Mini Mansions wave to come."
Following on from their critically acclaimed 2015 album 'The Great Pretenders', which saw the band tour with the likes of Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, only now are the LA trio ready to unmask themselves more than ever before. Michael Shuman states on the new material "This is probably the most personal and vulnerable we've ever been."
The recording of the Works Every Time EP at Hollywood's Barefoot Recording Studios was co-produced by the band and Cian Riordan, who worked with them on their prior record, whilst Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age) and Darren Weiss (Papa) tracked the drums. Dash Hutton (HAIM) will be playing live with the band.
In support of the EP the band will be playing a special one off intimate show at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on October 1st, which sold out in less than 24 hours.
Mini Mansions are singer and guitarist Michael Shuman (bassist of Queens of The Stone Age), bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets) and singer and keyboardist Tyler Parkford.
Listen to "Midnight in Tokyo" here: