Mini Mansions debut “Midnight in Tokyo”

Mini Mansions debut new single "Midnight in Tokyo".
Mini Mansions "Midnight in Tokyo"

Today Mini Mansions reveal their new single “Midnight In Tokyo”, taken from their Works Every Time EP, out September 28th. 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.

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.

Mini Mansions on “Midnight in Tokyo”:

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.”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.

Works Every Time EP 12″ gold vinyl track-listing*:

Works Every Time
A Girl Like You (feat. Mike Kerr)
Midnight In Tokyo
This Bullet

Mini Mansions

Headline shows:

10/01/18 Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen London
10/03/18 Point Éphémère Paris
10/13/18 Barracuda Austin, TX

Upcoming Mini Mansions US/Canada dates with Arctic Monkeys:

South Side Ballroom
Dallas, TX
The Criterion
Oklahoma, OK
Revention Music Center
Houston, TX
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, CA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
Wamu Theater at Centurylink Field Events Center
Seattle, WA
Rose Quarter, Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Portland, OR
Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, BC, Canada

EP Pre-order links: