Village Sounds presents
MANSIONAIR with special guests CRU CUTS DJs Tickets
7:30pm, Fri 8 December, 2017
THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets $25.00 + bf. DOORS 7.30pm
Sydney-based trio Mansionair made their debut with breakout hit Hold Me Down which made radio waves from the clubs of Australia, over to Paris and across the ocean to Brooklyn. It all began in 2014 when singer Jack Froggatt, who had been playing the local music scene, accepted an invitation to top-line a suite of production beats by producer/guitarist Lachlan Bostock and drummer/producer Alex Nicholls.
Hold Me Down, a mélange of ethereal falsetto and ambient-synth-pop, hit one million views in just two months, brought together the individual talents of each musician and solidified the formation of the three-piece band now known as Mansionair. Soon after, the band signed to Glassnote Records and were handpicked by genre-bending trio CHVRCHES to open on their headline tour across the USA, UK, and Europe. Mansionair went on to join Alt-J and Florence & The Machine on the road, most recently wrapping up a tour with London Grammar.
At the tail end of 2016, Mansionair released bristling track Easier, which has now reached over 12 million streams, a testament to the fan-base they've created in such a short period of time. While working on their latest offering, the band collaborated with Seattle duo Odesza on their lead single Line Of Sight, which has since climbed Billboards Alternative and Dance/Electronic charts and has amassed millions of streams.
Now, their breakout turn for the group, Astronaut (Something About Your Love) is a genre-splitting shot from the soul; as playful as it is a sincere exploration of loneliness and distant affections. The song starts with a suite of otherworldly harmonics, "We shoved a microphone deep inside a piano and recorded all the atmospheric noises that came out" Bostock tells. "Like what I imagined an astronaut felt as if he was looking back at Earth."