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Blackpool's finest Boston Manor have announced details of their brand-new album GLUE, plus an accompanying UK headline tour in support of the record.
The band's highly-anticipated third LP is due out on May 1 via Pure Noise, and sees the quintet questioning the world around them. “I want people to listen to it and feel something and think about things,” says frontman Henry Cox. “The aim of the whole record is to make people angry. It's to make them go ‘Well, this pisses me off, how can I change it? What is one thing that I can personally do – that I can start doing today – to make a difference?’ Because we can do better than this. We just need to start.
“It's a lot more abrasive and a weirder record,” he continues of the sound of GLUE. “It's just new territory for us. The whole point was to throw away any preconceived notions of what the band is and push ourselves out of our comfort zone. This is the start of our band finally becoming the band that we want to be. It's taken us so long to get here, but I'm really proud of us for becoming our own thing. Not once did we think about what people wanted to hear – we just went entirely down the rabbit hole with it. Our only rule was to do what we wanted to do. And I'm really happy that we did that.”
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The tracklist for GLUE is as follows:
1. Everything Is Ordinary
2. 1’s & 0’s
3. Plasticine Dreams
4. Terrible Love
5. On A High Ledge
7. You, Me & The Class War
8. Playing God
9. Brand New Kids
11. Stuck In The Mud
And the artwork looks like this:
Catch Boston Manor at the following dates – with support from awesome Aussie mob Trophy Eyes:
30 Southampton Engine Rooms
2 Bristol SWX
3 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
4 Glasgow The Garage
5 Manchester Academy 2
7 London Electric Brixton
8 Birmingham Institute 2
9 Leeds Stylus
For a huuuuuge new interview with Henry on all things GLUE, pick up this week's issue of Kerrang! right now:
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