October 11, 2018



Mini Mansions reveal the new video for “Midnight In Tokyo”, taken from their Works Every Time EP, released on September 28.

The video, directed by Will Goodan, finds Michael Shuman headed – where else? – to Tokyo to shoot the visual – “For a song birthed out of a life changing trip to Japan, it seemed only fitting to go back to the scene of the crime. This video was shot in one night out in Tokyo. We present to you the video for our new single “Midnight In Tokyo””

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.

The band say “Inspired by true romances and real heartbreaks, 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.”

Following on from their critically acclaimed 2015 album ‘The Great Pretenders’, which saw the band tour with the likes of Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood, only now are the LA trio ready to unmask themselves more than ever before. 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.

The band most recently played a one-off sold out show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, and will be back in the UK next year.

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.

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


  1. Works Every Time
  2. A Girl Like You (feat. Mike Kerr)


  1. Midnight In Tokyo
  2. This Bullet

*(digital differs)

EP links:

Headline show:

10/13/18              Barracuda       Austin, TX

Upcoming Mini Mansions US/Canada dates with Arctic Monkeys:

10/10/18 The Criterion Oklahoma, OK

10/12/18 Revention Music Center Houston, TX

10/16/18 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA

10/17/18 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA

10/19/18 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

10/20/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA

10/21/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA

10/23/18 Wamu Theater at Centurylink Field Events Center Seattle, WA

10/24/18 Rose Quarter, Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR

10/25/18 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC, Canada

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