Mini Mansions

Los Angeles rock band Mini Mansions—an outfit pieced together by members of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, and The Last Shadow Puppets—has shared the video for just recently released single “Hey Lover.”

Cut together and played-out as a phone call between heart-aching lovers Zach Dawes ( Puppets) and rock ‘n’ roll goddess Alison Mosshart (The Kills), the video takes an intimately raw glean at a jilted romance. Between the VHS style video-production and Mosshart’s soul-digging glares, the video for “Hey Lover” is as playfully sensual as it is rabidly anxious—and that gilded-guitar riff that overtakes its finale is still as sumptuous as ever when played over a smoking Mosshart.

“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,” Mosshart said of the collaboration. “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. 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.”

Watch Minis Mansions’ new video for “Hey Lover” featuring Alison Mosshart!

Mini Mansions will be going on tour this spring with a stop at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on June 28. The band’s new album Guy Walks Into A Bar is out July 26 via Fiction Records, preorder it here.

Visit Mini Mansions’ website and Facebook to stay updated on future releases and tour announcements.

Mini Mansions tour:
05/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/31 – Washington, DC – DC9
06/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/03 – Boston, MA – Middle East
06/04 – Albany, NY – Hollow
06/05 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Velvet Underground
06/06 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
06/07 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/18 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
06/20 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
06/21 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Biltmore
06/22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
06/26 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
06/27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
06/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram

International dates:
05.04.19 – Live at Leeds – Leeds, UK
05.05.19 – Hit The North – Newcastle, UK
05.06.19 – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
05.08.19 – Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
05.09.19 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK
05.11.19 – The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
05.12.19 – The Joiners – Southampton, UK
05.13.19 – The Cavern – Exeter, UK
05.14.19 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
05.16.19 – Esquires – Bedford, UK
05.17.19 – The Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK
05.18.19 – The Waterfront Studio – Norwich, UK
05.20.19 – Picturehouse Social – Sheffield, UK
05.21.19 – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells, UK
05.22.19 – Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK
05.23.19 – District – Liverpool, UK
05.24.19 – Dot to Dot – Manchester, UK
05.25.19 – Dot to Dot – Bristol, UK
05.26.19 – Dot to Dot – Nottingham, UK