What to listen to in a big city, according to Mansionair

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With an array of successful singles, radio play, and crowds upon crowds of fans, MANSIONAIR are slowly but surely hitting the big leagues. The Sydney trio have recently dropped their single ‘Easier’, our first taste of their forthcoming debut album, due out in early 2017. The band will be touring their intriguing vocals and delicate beats around Australia later this year.

Meticulously produced, ‘Easier’ gets us all very excited to see where the band will take their album and live shows. Creating music filled with intrigue and a little bit of magic, the band have proven an incredible growth and maturity with their latest direction. Their live shows may very well allow fans a sneaky glimpse into the album, whilst surely taking the audience down memory lane with the tracks that have gotten them this far.

The band tell us all about what they think makes for the perfect playlist for hanging out in a big city. Ahead of their tour of many of Australia’s major capital cities, Mansionair take us through their Soundcloud Wrap.

No Woman – Whitney

I listened to this song upon flying into Los Angeles last month, it felt so fitting as I watched the palm trees rear their heads out of the concrete down below. It reminds me a lot of early The Band and Jackson Browne with that ’70s warmth.

Midnight In Peckham – Chaos in the CBD

Ah this song the perfect mix of movement and daze, I see the wiry roads and busy people. The perfect song to accompany a red one and a book in bed after getting home.

Recovery – Rival Consoles

This song scratches an itch for me, the pace it creates just makes me wanna turn my walk home into a run. And that chopped guitar sound feels like a worm crawling through my headphones. I’ve listened to this song on repeat for at least 10 times.

Yellow Raincoats – Frank Wiedemann

I love frank’s stuff with Ame, but mostly i love his remixes of these beautiful folky ballads. This, ‘Turn Around’ by Sailor & I, and ‘Howling’ by Ryx are great. I love the journey and the slow burn of this one perfect for the train ride home.

Welcome To The Hell Zone – Bobby Raps & Corbin

Love the pairing of these two voices, and the prose is great. Provocative, soothing, yet somehow peaceful….

Bloodstream – Stateless

A good friend once showed me this a long time ago and I still listen to it to this day. Hard not to picture pushing through the crowds in the station after a long days work.

Green & Gold – Lanterns On The Lake

This story in this is heart wrenching, “you learn fear it just a fleeting thing….you learn love is not a fleeting thing.” The permanence in these words and the revelation is just beautiful. Comforting after a long day.

Strep – Brutalist

I’ve been a big fan of instrumental stuff this year and this song especially. It’s a great closer on a flawless record.

You can catch Mansionair play their sweet sounds on the latter half of their tour:

WED 30TH NOV – CORNER HOTEL (18+), MELBOURNE

FRI 9TH DEC – WOOLLY MAMMOTH (18+), BRISBANE

TUES 27TH DEC – WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL (AA), WOODFORD QUEENSLAND

Words by ABBEY LENTON

CHECK OUT MORE SOUNDCLOUD WRAPS HERE

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