Boston Manor’s second album Welcome To The Neighbourhood will be released this Friday and the band have unveiled a final taster with the new song “England’s Dreaming”, which is streaming now. Vocalist Henry Cox says that it’s “Probably my favourite track on the record. The song’s about waking up one day and realising you have nothing in common with your fellow man.” This feeling of isolation and an over-riding sense of bleakness is a thread that can be followed through much of Welcome To The Neighbourhood. It’s an affecting collection of songs that inhabits a world rife with poverty and drug addiction, boarded up shops and a population unable to escape a predicament they didn’t even know they were in.
“I’m just trying to draw attention to a few issues,” says Henry of the record’s motivations. “The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can’t really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic.”
Produced by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Public Enemy) at New Jersey’s Barber Shop studios in the dead of winter, the album’s story of disenfranchisement incorporates an ambitious new approach incorporating swathes of sound and pulsating synths into Boston Manor’s punk-fueled oeuvre. It’s an album that’s inspired by the likes of Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Failure.
NEW MUSIC FROM BOSTON MANOR- WATCH THE “HALO” VIDEO HERE: http://smarturl.it/BSTNMNRWTTN CD/Vinyl/Merch: http://smarturl.it/BManor Itunes: http://geni.us/BMWTTN?app=itunes Spotify: http://bit.ly/BMFLASK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bostonmanoruk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BSTNMN Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bstnmnr/?hl=en “England’s Dreaming” Lyrics (Bury Me) I woke up to a ceiling fan spinning above my head I don’t know who you are You’re not my friend You’re