Aussie alt-electro three piece Mansionair return with a triumphant, soaring single ‘Violet City’. Released via Glassnote recordings, this track combines left leaning structures with ice cold R&B in a manner reminiscent of Jagwar Ma and Wild Beasts on their final LP. The production style is faultless and the trio manage to balance trip-hop beats, emotive vocal and sweeping strings in exemplary fashion.

With each band member coming from varying musical worlds (folk, jazz and electro), their first release of 2018 sounds like a band who have firmly found a sound they can work and own. This track has far more components than previous electro-forward releases from them and demonstrates a bravery in experimentation with genre.