Mansionair - Shadowboxer - Cover Art

(Album out March 1 via Liberation Records)

Sydney-based, Grammy-nominated trio Mansionair have 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.


  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