Mini Mansions are a hugely unique band both visually and audibly. They aren’t a new band but are maybe unfamiliar to many, we caught a few minutes with Mini Mansions’ and Tyler was kind enough to answer some of our questions..
Your sound is so different. Could you try and describe it for us in your own words?
That’s difficult. It’s hard not to think, like every group, that our sound is an untranslatable experience. We have a lot of sides, since we all write, but if I had to describe it like an online dating profile, I’d say it’s hopelessly romantic, deeply ethereal, strikingly transcendent with shades of dark humour.
We’ve heard a little about you recording, and how you all dabble at playing several instruments, it’s very open and creative- can you tell us how this process has gone for the new record?
We’re each very faithful to our individual instruments so there’s not a ton of cross-over initially, but it does become a total swinger orgy when we actually get down to recording. A lot of that eclectic embellishment comes from not creatively restricting ourselves to just drums/bass/piano when we record. We try to to create familiar moments with unrecognizable instruments. Aborigine knockers, wood xylophones, weird Italian synthesizers, Indian beatboxes, old folly noise-makers….anything that pushes against the conventions of a normal production.
Are you happy with the final product and excited for the release? Will we see you touring the UK again any time soon?
We’ve been waiting awhile to put this record out, so ya, I’m very excited to have it see the light of day. We put a lot of blood sweat and tears into it. To me, it’s a masterpiece that I’m sure we’ll exhibit very soon again in the UK.