It’s been a heck of a last few months for Blackpool quintet, Boston Manor. Since announcing in September that they had signed to Pure Noise Records they have played a set at Butserfest, been out on tour with Forever Came Calling, shared the stage with the likes of ROAM and Man Overboard AND released their latest EP Saudade. In support of the release, the band are out the road with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and I was fortunate enough to catch them at their Glasgow date.
Despite being the first on, the boys kicked things off with a set which gave us exactly the kind of thing you’d expect to see from an opening band. The profound vocals of frontman, Henry Cox are spot on for their sound; a perfect blend of pop-punk and emo. The others have a energy about them on stage which is a delight to watch and the kind which shows you they are a band who genuinely enjoy playing their music.
With a mix of songs from their current EP as well as their previous release Driftwood, we were treated to some fast paced, angsty verses and catchy, bold choruses in which each instrument makes a noticeable contribution to the overall accomplished, yet raw sound. Even though some of those in attendance may not have heard of Boston Manor before now, with a tour supporting Knuckle Puck and a trip back into the studio to record their first full length already on the cards for 2016, I expect they along with the rest of us will be hearing a lot more from these guys over the coming months.
All photos by Lara Fullerton