Aural Fixation: Mansionair

It began in 2014 when singer Jack Froggatt, 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 brought together the individual talents of each musician and solidified the formation of the band now known as Mansionair.

To be fair there isn’t a whole lot of selection from the band, but what songs they have sound great. What songs are available are great ambient tunes. Astronaut(Something About Your Love) is a personal favorite. Easier has a definite sultry rhythm with melancholy (yet a bit hopeful) lyrics. Violet City is the current single with a lot of mainstream exposure and what got me interested.

The videos themselves reflect the bands sound. Minimal but meaningful. There is no doubt the trio are all tried & true musicians. The sound, visuals, and lyrics do have the feel of thought out branding. It isn’t a bad thing, but it is a trap artists eventually find themselves in upon successive releases. Though I hope for their sake (and my own) they continue to evolve musically so I can add to my future playlists.
Until we find out I suggest we sit back, relax and enjoy.


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