Boston Manor

Boston Manor
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2018 / 2020

Genre

Punkrock

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

Contrary to what you might think, Boston Manor is from nowhere near Massachusetts. Hailing from Blackpool, England, this pop punk band was established in 2013 and before the year was out they released their debut EP ‘Here/Now’ and a split 7" with Throwing Stuff. Their second EP 'Driftwood' came out the following year. After landing a deal with Pure Noise Records, the band released the 'Saudade' EP in November 2015 .Their debut full-length 'Be Nothing.' dropped on 30 September 2016 and offers 10 contemporary pop punk tracks with clever input from other genres. A very convincing set at the 2017 edition of Groezrock earned them a slot at GMM 2018.Their sophomore outing ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ (2018) finds them in fine form with a great leap in lyrical maturity as they describe life in their poverty-stricken and drug-riddled home town of Blackpool. The musical explorations far exceed the traditional definition of pop punk. The combination of the emo pop punk bangers they’re known for with the more introspective, subdued material on the new album should make for an interesting cocktail. (#GMM20)