Watch Mini Mansions’ lo-fi video for new song ‘Hey Lover’, featuring The Kills’ Alison Mosshart

The track features on the LA trio’s forthcoming album ‘Guy Walks Into A Bar…’

Mini Mansions have shared a video for their new song ‘Hey Lover’, starring The Kills’ Alison Mosshart.

The song follows their recent single ‘Gummy Bear’, which was released earlier this year. Both tracks will feature on the group’s upcoming third album ‘Guy Walks Into A Bar…’

In the video, Mosshart and frontman Michael Shuman sing down the phone to each other from separate rooms – he from a studio setting, and she from a living room or bedroom space. Keyboardist Tyler Parkford and bassist Zach Dawes also make brief appearances in the studio. Watch the video below now.

In a press release, Mosshart said of working with the band: “I love doing collaborations with bands I love, getting to dive in and explore another artist’s work. When Mikey sent me ‘Hey Lover’ and asked if I wanted to sing on it, I was stoked. From first listen I wanted to hear it again and again. What I love about this song is that I’ve had this realistic lyrical conversation many times. We’ve all had this conversation many times. But it’s never sounded so beautiful. Usually it’s more of a gutter punk song. A lot of screaming and breaking things. Mini Mansions make foul play sound elegant.”

She added: “What a modern/old school music video, you know? My role in this video took approximately an hour (modern), 2 cigarettes and half a bottle of wine (old school). I am quite pleased with the results.”

Mini Mansions are set to release ‘Guy Walks Into A Bar…’ on July 26 via Fiction Records. Ahead of its release, they will embark on a UK headline and festival tour. Shuman’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate Jon Theodore will be joining them on drums for the live dates. 

Mini Mansions will play:

May 2019

4 – Leeds, Live At Leeds Festival
5 – Newcastle, Hit The North Festival
6 – Glasgow, King Tuts
8 – Dublin, Whelans
9 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
11 – Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
12 – Southampton, Joiners
13 – Exeter, The Cavern
14 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
16 – Bedford, Esquires
17 – Cambridge, Portland Arms
18 – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
20 – Sheffield, Picturehouse Social
21 – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
22 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
23 – Liverpool, District
24 – Manchester, Dot To Dot Festival
25 – Bristol, Dot To Dot Festival
26 – Nottingham, Dot To Dot Festival

Last year, the trio released an EP called ‘Works Every Time’. In a four-star review, NME called it “strong justification as to why we need Mini Mansions back in the world.”