Having recently released their highly-charged and critically-acclaimed third album ‘GLUE’ and with touring on hold until next year, Blackpool’s Boston Manor have been busy behind the scenes bringing their virtual art show ‘Poetry & Soil’ to life. You can experience it for free over at fy1.co.
“We had planned initially to do this art show as a live event in London set over a weekend prior to the album release,” explain the band. “Due to Covid 19 this was not possible; instead we decided to recreate the show online. The show also features a 20 minute documentary “A Short Film About GLUE”. The film documents the year the band spent making the record. This show will be completely free but available for a limited time.”
‘Poetry & Soil’ comprises artworks by Benjamin Lieber – who created the ‘GLUE’ album cover, Polygon – a visual artist from Paris – whose work includes the band’s trippy ‘Liquid’ music video, production company Big Giant’s character work and storyboarding for the animated ‘Plasticine Dreams’ music video and photographs by Boston Manor’s touring photographer in America Danny DeRusso. Through “A Short Film About GLUE” you can be a fly on the wall during the metamorphosis of the record at The Barber Shop Studios in New Jersey. Featuring riffs, video games, lyric talk, musical musings and cats.
Boston Manor are also inviting fans to submit their own artwork for potential inclusion in the show. Submissions will be curated by the band but so not have to be band related; any art will be considered. Artworks should be emailed to Submissions@FY1.co.
Boston Manor’s album tour, which was previously scheduled during 2020, has now been moved to March 2021. Dates below.
BOSTON MANOR UK HEADLINE TOUR 2021:
09 Mar Birmingham O2 Institute 2
10 Mar London Electric Brixton
11 Mar Newcastle Riverside
12 Mar Leeds Stylus
13 Mar Manchester Academy 2
14 Mar Glasgow The Garage
16 Mar Bristol SWX
17 Mar Southampton Engine Rooms
PRAISE FOR ‘GLUE’:
“The voice of a new generation.” – Kerrang!
“The finest album of their career.” – Rock Sound
“If the last year of our lives has been a Black Mirror episode then Boston Manor have provided the soundtrack to it with ‘GLUE’.” – Upset (5*)
“A bold and brazen album that will joyously haunt you.” – The Line of Best Fit (8.5/10)
“An extraordinary, timely record.” – CLASH (9/10)
“This is one hell of an important record.” – Punktastic
“not only do Boston Manor play for salvation, they hit the right notes for unity.” – Gigwise (8/10)
CONNECT WITH BOSTON MANOR:
BOSTON MANOR ARE:
Henry Cox – Vocals | Michael Cunniff – Guitar | Ash Wilson – Guitar | Dan Cunniff – Bass | Jordan Pugh – Drums