Today Mini Mansions unveil their brand new single “Works Every Time” and announce their new Works Every Time EP, due for release September 28. Listen here. Pre-order for the EP available here.

“Works Every Time” finds the band in their prime – open, honest, and full of real tangible emotion but counterbalancing those feelings with musically fun songs. The single is infectious, with dark cool sounds layered with zingy guitar work and Parkford’s love-torn lyrical confessions. Although arguably a pop hit, Mini Mansions do not shy away from the melancholic toe-tapping grit that is their staple. Of the EP’s title single, Tyler elaborates, “A lot of these lyrics are playing with the cliché of a love song. This is our Mini Mansions cliché.”

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.

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 will differ)

EP Pre-order links: https://MiniMansions.lnk.to/WETPR

Upcoming Mini Mansions US/Canada dates:

7/23/18 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

Tour dates with Arctic Monkeys:

7/24/18 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY

7/25/18 – Constellation Brands, Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY

7/27/18 – TD Garden – Boston, MA

7/28/18 – The Anthem – Washington, DC

7/29/18 – The Anthem – Washington, DC

7/31/18 – Petersen Events Center – Pittsburgh, PA

8/1/18  – Masonic Temple Center – Detroit, MI

8/5/18  – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Canada

10/9/18 – South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX

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

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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