Through the magic of loop pedals and collaborative imaginations, Family Mansion creates an inventive, never before seen exemplification of the sound of a full rock band, while remaining a true duo.
While these two young Portlanders often switch roles in their multi-instrumentalists project, Matt Combs primarily sings lead vocals while holding down the bass parts via midi and being a one-arm drummer. Combs's three-brains performance is absolutely captivating! Laura Sullivan sings fervent harmonies that seem to dance around the room in a hopeful, colorful motion as she plays the tasteful cross-breed style of a rhythmic guitarist with shimmery golden lead riffs. Sullivan often collects bass parts with a loop pedal as Combs performs them in real time from behind the kit, allowing him to free up an arm as they play along with the unquantized midi bass performance.
Family Mansion has spent most of their journey as a band constantly evolving the accentuated performance of their songs by gradually expanding their dexterousness, but also simplifying their live capabilities with the intent to provide a a most truthful representation of themselves as musicians.