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Blackpool based group Boston Manor have announced the impending release of their second album, Welcome to the Neighbourhood.
The 12 tracker will touch on the tumultuous state of the world and the fears the band have for the future of their generation. It is set to drop on the 7th September, 2018 via Pure Noise Records/Sony Music Australia.
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To set the hype train in motion now, the group have followed the announcement with the release of Halo. The single kicks the gloomy, electronic vibes into high gear, visualising them through the dark vignettes of the accompanying music video.
Speaking of the track, vocalist Henry Cox said:
“Halo almost got scrapped & didn’t make the album. It was a totally different song, much slower and moodier. About a month before we went into the studio we reworked it entirely and it morphed into this current incarnation. It’s a song about feeling trapped; being in a vicious cycle & not knowing if there’ll ever be a way out”
Despite the bleak feel of Halo, Cox was keen to point out that the record will not be politically motivated, or a piece that will take stabs at a generation of Baby Boomers.
“If anything, it’s more of a stab at my generation …We can’t afford to buy a house, we’re very much paying the price for our parents’ generation’s mistakes, but at the same time too fucking lazy and distracted and comfortable to do anything about it.”, he explained.
Following this, the band have also announced a string of UK and European dates that will run through September and October. While there are no current plans for the band to tour Australia, we can only hope the release will lead to a visit to our shores in the near future.
Welcome to the Neighbourhood was produced by Mike Sapone, who has worked with Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade and Public Enemy. It is available for preorder now.