Mansionair - Credit Jess Gleeson

Photo: Jess Gleeson

*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 – TheMusic

‘…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.

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.”

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 already added and selling quickly for Thursday 30 May.

Shadowboxer is available on DSPs, CD and as a limited edition double LP set today. Immerse yourself in its wonderful world.

MAY & JUNE 2019
with special guest Exhibitionist

Friday 24 May The Cambridge | Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 25 May Uni Bar | Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 29 May Karova Lounge | Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 30 May The Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC | NEW SHOW!
Friday 31 May The Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC SOLD OUT!
Saturday 1 June The Metro | Sydney, NSW
Friday 7 June Lion Arts Factory | Adelaide, SA
Saturday 8 June Jack Rabbit Slims | Perth, WA
Saturday 15 June Woolly Mammoth | Brisbane, QLD


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